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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Longtime street, parks supervisor finishes the way he started: hard at work


January 4, 2019

Photos by Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

Les Peterson smiles on his last day of work as street and parks maintenance supervisor for the city of Cloquet.

Mother Nature refused to let longtime Cloquet street and parks maintenance supervisor Les Peterson coast into retirement. Rather, she dumped more than 15 inches of snow on the city in less than a week.

As a result, Peterson was out plowing alleyways in Cloquet Monday morning, his last day with the city after 18 years.

Not a shy guy, Peterson was both behind the scenes and played a public role in creating and promoting some of the activities in the city parks. From designing a hay bale maze for little kids at Veterans Park to donning an Easter Bunny costume for a photo shoot, Peterson seeme...

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