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BRENNON RASER AND JED RESTAD begin flooding Kent Freeman Arena in late May to make ice for the International Hockey School. The cement floor is cooled down over a weekend and flooding begins early the following Monday morning. It takes about 45 minutes to flood one arena. (Photos by Brian Basham/Tribune)

The art of the ice

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In the Detroit Lakes area during the summer, the only ice people want to think about are the cubes cooling down their favorite drink. But a crew of Detroit Lakes city employees have two large ice cubes to think about starting in late May.


Jed Restad and Brennon Raser are in charge of making the rink ice at Kent Freeman Arena -- both in the summer for the International Hockey School and the fall for winter hockey.

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