While city Public Works crews and other Crookston residents altered their Tuesday morning routines so they could dig out from Monday’s blizzard that dumped more than a foot of snow on Crookston, Carol Gregg decided to get some fresh air and exercise with a snow-shoeing excursion as the sun rose.

While city Public Works crews and other Crookston residents altered their Tuesday morning routines so they could dig out from Monday’s blizzard that dumped more than a foot of snow on Crookston, Carol Gregg decided to get some fresh air and exercise with a snow-shoeing excursion as the sun rose.

“I’ve been practicing how to use them all winter, and I figured if I’m going to actually use them, this would be the day,” she said as she made her way up Sunset Avenue toward University Avenue, where a MnDOT plow was making a pass.