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Construction work on the new Mill Pond Dam in New London is expected to get done this week -- avoiding a potential work stoppage if the state government shuts down. The project was conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Dam gets done under the wire


NEW LONDON -- A $2.6-million construction project to replace the Mill Pond Dam in New London won't be affected, for the most part, by a potential state government shutdown.

Construction crews were scrambling Tuesday to finish the Department of Natural Resources project by Thursday.

It's expected the road over the new dam will be open to traffic on Friday.

The city and DNR will conduct a final walk-through with contractors Thursday.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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