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At Odds Over Pond Hockey: Group of Millbrook Families Come Together to Clean Up ‘Sabotaged’ Neighborhood Skating Rink

Outdoor pond hockey is a Minnesota tradition. Shoveling off the neighborhood pond, lacing up the skates and burning off cooped up winter energy on the rink with friends goes back decades in the frozen tundra. For a few years now, families in the Millbrook neighborhood have shoveled off Millbrook Pond for figure skating and neighborhood games of hockey, but partaking in this Minnesota past time has come with struggle. “Today we were sad to see that somebody had tried to sabotage the rink by throwing a bunch of sand on the ice,” Millbrook resident Larry Odebrecht said. He posted this photo to the Pictures of Stillwater Facebook group on Wednesday morning, more than 130 shares, dozens of comments and action from a bunch of neighborhood dads, the ice has been cleaned off, the pond has been flooded and the neighborhood rink is back in action. Continue Reading →

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