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Kids can get wet and wild July 25

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Several years ago, Rosemount Fire Chief Scott Aker was asked to help rig something up for the city's Wet N' Wild Day. Both his daughters worked for Rosemount Parks and Recreation and they needed a better way to keep a slip and slide wet.

So Aker built an apparatus that would connect to the soccer goal at the park and spray water from above. More than eight years later, Aker still is setting up the device annually for the popular event.

"It's the one thing I do," said Aker.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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