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Nordic skiers still looking for snow, develop home away from home

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Les Martin and his Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Nordic ski team is so familiar with Mount Itasca Ski Resort this winter, it's like skiing in town.


That town, however, is 71 miles away.

The bus trip to Coleraine, Minn., has become a seemingly weekly occurrence for the Lumberjacks this season. Of their five meets thus far, four have been at Mount Itasca, while the other was at Spirit Mountain.

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