Monica Kelley Kovalchuk of Nisswa writes: "On Friday (Feb. 7), I walked past this woman and asked what she was doing. Nisswa artist, Mary, was shoveling a tunnel out of a huge snowbank on main street Nisswa for the little wooden train to pass through. There is a snow sculpting contest next weekend (Saturday, Feb. 15) as part of the Nisswa Jubilee and she is hoping to win the $200 prize and also attract more competitors for the event. She was enjoying playing in the snow on a sunny day!"

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