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City Public Works boss resigns for position at MnDOT


WILLMAR -- City Public Works Director Mel Odens will resign his position to take a job with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. His last day with the city is July 9.

Odens will become the district st-ate aid en-gineer at the District 8 office in Willmar.

He has been the city's public works director for nearly 14 years. He started on Oct. 28, 1996. He previously worked in Pierre, S.D., and has a civil engineering degree from South Dakota State University in Brookings.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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