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Volunteers from the Focus on Living group home in Duluth sweep and shovel sand and grit from the walkway along Fifth Avenue West, across from the library, on Wednesday to ready it for pickup by street sweepers. From left: Stanley Nguyen, Mike Ferrara, Christopher Jackson and Bill Nelson. (Bob King /

Duluth gives sand the sweep

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About this time every year someone wishes out loud for a big rainstorm to wash a winter’s worth of grit, grime and crud off the city’s roads, alleys and sidewalks.


The problem is, when that happens, much of that debris ends up in our storm sewers and streams.

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