The 14th annual Mid-Minnesota 150 Sled Dog race from Aitkin to Remer scheduled for Feb. 1-3 has been postponed because of lack of snow, according to Dan Levno, vice president of the race committee.
The race now is planned for March 1-3.
"We'd like to have a 6- to 8-inch base, but based on the past winters, we'd settle on less," said Levno, of snow conditions. Two years ago the race was canceled because there wasn't enough snow.
For more information about the race, contact Ed Dallas at (218) 534-3584.
Alexandria Technical College representative to visit Pillager
A representative from the Alexandria Technical College will be at Pillager High School at 9 a.m. Monday.
The representative will provide general information about the school and its 45 technical programs.
For more information, call the high school at (218) 746-3772.
CPR course set
The Brainerd Family YMCA is offering an American Heart CPR course. This course includes CPR for infants, children and adults.
The class will meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the YMCA. Cost is $35 for YMCA members and $40 for community members. Participants will receive certifications upon completion. Class size is limited. Classes must be paid for at the time of registration.
For more information or to register, call Kristi at the YMCA at 829-4767.
St. Paul (AP) -- Politicians and community leaders gathered at events throughout the state Monday to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Perhaps none encapsulated the spirit better than the 30 crisp-voiced young members of the multiracial group City Songs, performing at a King event at Concordia University.
They sang: "Let's unite today to create a better tomorrow. Let's unite today so we can change the world."
At that event and others, several speakers said King's messages of peace and tolerance must be remembered as America responds to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.
"We need to remove our blinders and look at things from a more global perspective," urged Lt. Gov. Mae Schunk.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale told public radio listeners King would demand that America respect civil rights in it's battle against terrorism.
"That's the only way to fight it," Mondale said. "I'm sure if King were around, he would say that his struggle is designed to help all Americans be a part of the fullness of American life."
Mondale, however, said he wouldn't presume to guess whether King would approve or disapprove of the nation's military response in Afghanistan. He said that while King opposed the Vietnam conflict, he was not a pacifist.
Meanwhile, St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly said he was shocked to learn that the state's capital city has no streets named after King.
"At the end of this year, we'll have one of those in St. Paul," he vowed.
Thousands also gathered at a sold-out breakfast event at the Minneapolis Convention Center where Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP, gave the keynote speech.
Bond encouraged listeners to go beyond listening to speeches and to mark King's life through action.
Later, Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Daughter spoke at a convocation sponsored by Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
In Rochester, images of the tumultuous 1960s replayed on a giant screen at the Mayo Civic Center during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, water blasted from fire hoses onto black youths and police dogs attacked peaceful protesters in the video.
As part of the nation's history, those images are seared into the memories of Judge Kevin Lund and others who lived through those times.
"To many, I'm sure, it felt like America was coming apart. In fact, it was coming together," said Lund, keynote speaker at the Rochester breakfast.
On a holiday meant more for reflection than celebration, Lund said it is only by understanding the past "will we truly be free at last."
King, who was shot in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968, would have turned 73 Monday. The federal holiday remembering the civil rights leader and anti-war activist was signed into law in 1983 and Minnesota named the day a state holiday in 1984.
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