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A major inconvenience: Closure of Kandiyohi's convenience store leaves town no place to fuel up

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KANDIYOHI -- When the Kandiyohi Fire Department needs to fuel up its fleet of trucks, the firefighters have to drive four miles to Willmar. If the small town's public works department workers need gas for lawnmowers or other equipment, they have to drive to Willmar to fill up a gas can.

"It's a hardship on the city. We have to run to Willmar to get gas," said City Clerk Sue Kidrowski. "We're only four miles. But that four miles is four miles."

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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.
(320) 894-9750
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