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A small concession of umbrellas sold out at five bucks a piece, and for a few minutes that five bucks was a good investment, when a small shower stayed overhead just long enough to dampen any dust and freshen the pit, which was, literally, already waist-deep in body-sucking, boot-stealing gumbo stew. And ready for magnificent beasts with elegant mechanics producing exquisite noise while boiling the muddy slop on tractor tires.
It was the Second Annual Mud Bog, at the North Dakota Winter Show, Saturday, and a good crowd of several hundred turned out to watch mud trucks from the Upper Midwest compete, and stock mud runners from around the area try their luck with the pit. The show was exciting.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.