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Polk County snow remover rides loader to bottom of Red Lake River

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Mike Raymond figured he was doing the city and his fellow ice fisherpeople a favor in the dark morning hours Monday when he wheeled the county's big John Deere 544 loader to the boat ramp in Crookston's Central Park.


A 28-year employee of Polk County, Raymond was working the graveyard shift cleaning snow from county parking lots in downtown Crookston.

He took a break to clean the snow off the boat ramp, something city workers usually do, Raymond said.

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