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Published March 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

Snow Dragon

A skid-steer loader dumps snow into the Snow Dragon, where it’s cooked into liquid at 130 degrees. The machine melts 450 to 600 cubic yards of snow an hour and filters out debris. Interstate Companies brought the Snow Dragon to Duluth for a demonstration at a St. Luke’s hospital parking lot Wednesday. (Bob King /

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