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Detroit Lakes city crews do a late night 'roll up' on the city's empty streets. The city removes the snow from the sidewalks on many streets near the downtown area when it gets too deep. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

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The downtown streets were empty and quiet except for the scraping and mechanical sounds of heavy equipment being operated a few blocks away.


Veteran snowplow driver Bryan Sandberg precisely steered his road grader inches from a sign on Front Street during an early morning plowing session in downtown Detroit Lakes. His years of experience and driving skill is what keeps the signs intact and cars unscratched by his plow.

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