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Willmar Mayor Les Heitke speaks during Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony. Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer

City holds groundbreaking ceremony for new treatment plant


WILLMAR -- State Sen. Joe Gimse of Willmar says he'll appreciate the city's new wastewater treatment plant when construction of the project is completed during the next couple of years.

"I certainly appreciate this project because I live a block from the existing wastewater treatment facility,'' Gimse said during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the new plant site located west of Willmar.

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