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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.

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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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