Meet Sam, the Most Amazing Sled Dog in Polar History

A Wintergreen Roots Reunion: Susan Schurke’s first anoraks protected explorers Will Steger, Ann Bancroft & Paul Schurke on their 1986 expedition to the North Pole. The 4-some reunited this week to raise support for “Save the Boundary Waters,” a campaign against the pollution threat of proposed copper mining near the nation’s most popular wilderness area. Their historic 1,000-mile, 2-month dogsled & ski trek to the top of the world through intense blizzards and temps dipping to -75 was...

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Wintergreen Showcased at the White House

Wintergreen Showcased at the White House: When she got a call from the White House in mid-July, Susan Schurke faced a tough decision. Her Wintergreen Northern Wear firm had been selected to represent Minnesota at the national "Made in America" Product Showcase, the caller announced, and Susan and her husband Paul were invited to visit the White House July 22 and 23. “We were very honored by the invite and proud to showcase our company, but this posed a dilemma,” said Susan. “We are deeply...

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