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Setting a new power pole during the Hurricane Sandy relief effort Nov. 4-14 on Long Island are Casey Jenny, right, a Willmar Utilities lineman, and another lineman from Minnesota. They were among 23 linemen from Minnesota utilities who volunteered to assist the Long Island Power Authority in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Willmar Utilities crew chief Dick Thynes was also part of that group. Submitted photo

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Willmar Municipal Utilities lineman Casey Jenny and crew chief Dick Thynes are glad they worked with more than 7,000 linemen from across the United States and Canada to help restore East Coast power knocked out by Hurricane Sandy Oct. 29. Thynes and Jenny volunteered for the relief effort. They drove a bucket truck on Nov.


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