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Esko sophomore Matt Rengo skis for the Lumberjacks at the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Invitational at Spirit Mountain on Tuesday afternoon. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal and

Snow-starved CEC Nordic ski team hosts annual invitational in Duluth

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Pulling his vehicle into Spirit Mountain full of skis, poles, signs and other necessities, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Nordic ski coach Les Martin looked like more than your average Tuesday morning skier.


"More like a gypsy," he said with a laugh. "You should see the back of my car."

It was a moment indicative of this year's cross country ski season.

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