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An Iron County snowplow clears snow from Wisconsin Highway 77 in Upson, along the Gogebic Range, on Thursday afternoon, May 2, 2013. A May snowstorm dropped more than a foot of snow in parts of Northwestern Wisconsin late Wednesday and Thursday. (Andrew Krueger / akrueger@duluthnews.com)

After May snowfall that may rewrite record books, diehard skiers hit Birkie trail

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Cross-country skiers were out on the Birkie Trail near Hayward on Friday after a snowstorm that may enter the books as the greatest May snowfall on record for Wisconsin.

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Ned Zuelsdorff, executive director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, said he heard about 40 cars were parked Friday at the Highway OO trail crossing, where the Birkie crew groomed about 5 kilometers of trail after a storm dumped well over a foot of snow on the area.

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