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Korby's Connections: 1996 snowmobile adventure got a bit hairy


December 31, 2021

This saga sounds like the backdrop to a TV reality show: snowmobiles in the wilderness on the Minnesota/Canada isolated border with subzero record-breaking temperatures, whiteout blizzard conditions and little food, water, or shelter. Due to the weather stress, those snowmobiles eventually became unmovable, but all three riders survived the overnight ordeal.

For Cloquet’s Tim Carle and Johnny and Sis Leon, it was an outdoor challenge they lived to tell about. It could have easily turned the other way.

In February 1996, the three avid snowmobilers planned a nine-day winter vacation driving...

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