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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot News 

How to make winter go away


March 22, 2019

Jana Peterson / Pine Knot News

Cloquet city worker Shawn Crisel runs the city's massive Sno-Go snowblower in the outfield of the Minnesota Power Field at Braun Park Monday, clearing nearly all of the snow off that field and one or two more at the start of the week. In addition to clearing the fields for sports practices, the city of Cloquet has a set of four brand-new scoreboards that need to be installed at Braun Park, so they needed access to the fields.

Spring sports enthusiasts may have to wait just a little longer than normal to see their favorite team on the field or track. Or will they?

February brought record snowfall for much of the region and the start of March had colder than average temperatures - not a good combination to get rid of the snow cover that blankets fields across the region. However, many of the ball teams have taken matters into their own hands over the past two weeks.

In Cloquet, that meant the city's hands, or rather, the rotating augers of the city's giant Sno-Go machine.

Braun Park was a beehive of city machiner...

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