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April 11, 2013

Neighbors pitch in to tackle spring snowfall

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MANKATO —

“We kind of watch out for each other,” he said.

Mickelson, who is 80, said Marion Carrison offered to pay him once. He refused, he said, because he’s not doing it for the money. He’s doing it, he said, because it’s the right thing to do for his neighbors.

“We’re all friends, and they’re older folks. We just lend each other a hand if we can,” Mickelson said. “All but one. That particular individual isn’t helpful, but whatever.”

Marion said Mickelson doesn’t just help out her family. She said Mickelson runs his snowblower up and down the block for a good hour when it snows, helping several families up and down the block.

“At one time we did have an electric snowblower,” she said. “But it went kaput.”

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