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In Mankato, grooming this rink is all-volunteer

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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — To flood the ice rink next to his west Mankato home, Jed Falgren used to attach a hose to his house spigot and run it across the street.

Though the rink in Dotson Park measures only 80-by-40 feet, the twice-weekly floodings gulped a lot of water and gouged Falgren's utility bill.

"It gave it a bump," he admits, "but, ah, I didn't care."

A hydrant installed in the city park several years ago gave his house faucet a break.

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