Updated: 09/19/2013 6:48 AM
Created: 09/18/2013 5:24 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan
This winter Ramsey County may be able to offer snow to cross country skiers even when Mother Nature doesn't.
The county board approved $80,000 to begin making snow at Battle Creek Regional Park, which extends from St. Paul to Maplewood.
The vote to provide money means they can soon begin making snow, maybe even this year.
A few snow machines are part of a larger long-term $4 million project to create a winter recreation area, which would including sledding and downhill skiing too.