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Flooding the Rinks

Against the sun, Scott Belisle with the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department sprays water on one of the hockey rinks Thursday along Mill Avenue in Brainerd. With each application of water and freezing temperatures, coats of fresh ice are buil...

Against the sun, Scott Belisle with the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department sprays water on one of the hockey rinks along Mill Avenue in Brainerd Thursday. With each application of water and freezing temperatures, coats of fresh ice are built up for the ice skating season. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Against the sun, Scott Belisle with the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department sprays water on one of the hockey rinks along Mill Avenue in Brainerd Thursday. With each application of water and freezing temperatures, coats of fresh ice are built up for the ice skating season. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

Against the sun, Scott Belisle with the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department sprays water on one of the hockey rinks Thursday along Mill Avenue in Brainerd. With each application of water and freezing temperatures, coats of fresh ice are build up for the ice skating season. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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