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This year's Nenana Ice Classic guessing game in Alaska ends


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The ice has gone out on the Tanana River, bringing to an end this year's Nenana Ice Classic, one of Alaska's most famous guessing games.

Ice classic manager Cherrie Forness said the game ended at 6:47 p.m. Monday.

The game involves placing bets on when the ice will break up and move out on the Tanana River, and it ends when a tripod moves far enough down the river to trip a clock, Anchorage TV station KTUU reported.

The tripod is hooked to a rope and lever that trigger the stopping of the clock when it moves far enough down the river. The tripod toppled over on Su...

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