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UPDATED: Driver unhurt in overturned fuel tank; closure to last 2, 3 hours

The off-ramp to Palmer at the Palmer-Wasilla Interchange is expected to remain closed for two to three hours as of 3 p.m., troopers say. The 63-year-old driver, Stephen Blodgett, is unhurt. 

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Musher evacuates dogs as Interior wildfires grow

A week after many Willow sled dog mushers were forced to evacuate their kennels due to a fast-encroaching wildfire, a musher hundreds of miles north on Tuesday rushed his dogs to safety as the sky grew hazy with smoke.

How Willow mushers risked everything to save their sled dogs

Sunday at Happy Trails Kennel started out like any other summer day, with four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner Martin Buser hosting several busloads of tourists at his sprawling property.

Iditarod releases report on Mackey dog deaths

The Iditarod Trail Committee today released its report on the deaths of two of former champion Lance Mackey's dogs during the 2015 Iditarod.

Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

It's the magic of mushing that has kept veteran Iditarod racers like Jim Lanier out on the trails for decades.

Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

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It's the magic of mushing that has kept veteran Iditarod racers like Jim Lanier out on the trails for decades.

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New Iditarod trail means financial wins and losses for Alaska communities

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Small communities in Alaska that typically serve as checkpoints in the Iditarod won't be able to count on the financial revenue the race brings in.

Yukon Route offers its own risks for Iditarod mushers

Trail change Dan

Starting in the interior: For only the second time in history the Iditarod will officially begin in Fairbanks.

VIDEO: Who let the dogs in? A musher's homecoming

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Gale Browning shares this video of former Yukon Quest champ Sebastian Schnuelle and friends arriving at the musher's Two Rivers home. "There are 56 dogs in the kennel. Sab frequently brings groups of dogs into the house to give them individual attention, work on training and for socializing so the dogs work better together on the gangline," Browning wrote.

Video by Gale Browning, FreeFall Media.

Iditarod race officials hoping for a change in weather

The Iditarod route starting from Fairbanks (white line)

The last great race officially starts in about 50 days, but where it begins, that is the question.

In this video:

-- Iditarod officials say several contingency plans have been put into place to set up the organization for success.

-- Alternative routes are being considered, including one option that would see the race start in Fairbanks.

-- Race officials have been monitoring the trail conditions…

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Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

Tales from the Trail

Tales from the Trail: Leave the Expectations at the Office

Like the old adage goes, even the best-laid plans often go awry, and it couldn't have been a better turn of events for this first-time Iditarod race reporter.

Tales from the Trail: Jacks of all Trades; Masters of None

Tales from the Trail: Jacks of all Trades; Masters of None

Joshua Staab/KTUU-TV

Coming from a print journalism background to work for a broadcast news station, you find yourself learning all sorts of new things.

Tales from the Trail: Media Blitz in McGrath

One journalist's first-hand account from the behind the scenes on the trail of the 2014 Iditarod Race.

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Iditarod re-start in Willow.

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