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Zach Foltz hits the Giant’s Ridge trails during the Mesabi East Invite Saturday. Photo by Karen Skoyles

Lakers take part in largest prep skiing meet of U.S.

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The Detroit Lakes boys’ and girls’ Nordic ski teams took part in the Mesabi East Invitational Saturday, which attracted over 1,200 competitors.


The Mesabi East Invitational is the largest one-day cross country meet in the country. 

They start two racers every 30 seconds. Skiers come from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. 

The premier skiers in the region compete in this race.

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