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Refreshing drink

With the temperatures hovering over 90 degrees, workers must continue their work outside and remain aware of dehydration in the high temperatures.

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Alyson Levid with Jacobson Excavating and Landscaping takes a drink from her water bottle Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 after planting Cotton Eyed shrubs near a water retention pond on the Lowell School grounds. With temperatures in the 90's in Brainerd, Levid paced herself with a drink of water for every six shrubs that were planted. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Alyson Levid with Jacobson Excavating and Landscaping takes a drink from her water bottle Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, after planting cotton eyed shrubs near a water retention pond on the Lowell Elementary School grounds. With temperatures in the 90s in Brainerd, Levid paced herself with a drink of water for every six shrubs that were planted. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

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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