Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

A musher points to the crowd.
Aliy Zirkle, of Two Rivers, greets fans as she passes by. Zirkle says this is will be her last Iditarod start. Forty-six mushers began the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race from Deshka Landing in Willow on March 7, 2021. (Marc Lester / ADN)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Musher Aliy Zirkle suffers an injury and is helicoptered off the Iditarod trail, ending her race. And, a single father of four in Fairbanks shares his experience parenting during a pandemic. Plus, the Southeast town of Port Alexander hopes a new program will keep its school open, and keep its town alive.

Reports tonight from:

  • Nat Herz, Tegan Hanlon and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
  • Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
  • Wesley Early in Kotzebue
  • Erin McKinstry in Sitka
  • Molly Rettig in Fairbanks
  • Mike Swasey

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