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The World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, which began in 1989, is the largest ice sculpting competition of its kind...

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Avid aurora chaser and photographer Ronn Murray proclaimed March 1 "one of the best nights of aurora this winter," and for good reason. This time-lapse of the northern lights was captured from a hill 45 minutes away from Fairbanks...

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Excalibur Sports co-owner Phil Robertson has been collecting Fur Rendezvous pins since he was a kid, but he started collecting more seriously in 1985...

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Video: Iditarod musher profiles

Ever wonder why mushers do what they do? How they endure the cold, and darkness for 1,000 miles along the Iditarod Trail? In 2014, Alaska Dispatch News created a musher profile series featuring some of the top Iditarod mushers in the state. Learn about their training methods, their dogs, and their unbridled determination.

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GIRDWOOD -- On Tuesday, Alaska became the third state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

It turned out to be both a historic moment and a deeply understated occasion...

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Two newly purchased Anchorage Police Department canines sniffed out tracks left by handlers last week at Russian Jack Springs Park. The dogs are early on in their training, and police have left marijuana detection off their list of lessons...

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Bryce, a harbor seal pup was found stranded at Land’s End resort in Homer last August...

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In November, an Anchorage teenager gave birth to a baby girl she knew she couldn’t raise.

Adoption, she decided, was the best choice.

That part of Kaleena Pysher’s story is not unfamiliar...

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When it comes to extreme sports, vertical skiing, BASE jump, kite surfing, paragliding and an assortment of others spring to mind.

Fishing? Not so much. Lean back, launch a lazy cast, pop open a beer, await a strike...

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Tim Buechle says he likes old things -- old planes, old cars and an old way of life. The 54-year-old grew up in Pinconning, Mich., and is now something of an Alaska renaissance man, making a living as a hunting and fishing guide, airplane mechanic and trapper...

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