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Kandiyohi County, Minn.,begins work with company to chip brush into mulch, ending spring and fall burns


NEW LONDON — For decades mounds of tree trunks, branches and brush at the Kandiyohi County brush pile were disposed of in spring and fall infernos.

The flames lasted a couple days but the embers stayed hot for weeks, putting adjoining private property and the nearby county landfill at risk of catching on fire, said Jeff Bredberg, the county environmental services director.

But Bredberg had other concerns with the practice of torching the brush.

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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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