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Interior Alaska: Frontier Community

Interior Alaska is largely wilderness, covered with stretches of tundra and towering mountain ranges. Winters are long and dark, with temperatures that often plunge to -50F. Because of its isolation and climate, the region has long attracted people drawn to the challenges and opportunities of a wild, remote place. We'll explore what it means to live in a frontier community, through the stories of a dog kennel trying to change the culture of sled dog racing, a murder that has long divided the city of Fairbanks, and a heated battle over wood burning stoves.
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