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Dave & Vivian Swanson
April 1, 2016
Despite massive investments in its sewer system, Duluth reports overflow in Lake Superior
DULUTH -- Just nine months after a federal judge lifted a consent decree, which had ordered the city of Duluth to stem the flow of untreated...
April 1, 2016 - 5:30am
January 25, 2016
Grove City prepares for $12.8M infrastructure project
GROVE CITY — Built about 60 years ago, Grove City’s sanitary sewer treatment system is cracked, leaky and exhibiting structural failure....
January 25, 2016 - 12:05am
November 30, 2014
Study recommends Willmar Utilities hike electric and water rates in 2015
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities Commissioners have taken under advisement a consultant’s recommendation to increase electric rates an average of 4.5 percent and a recommendation to increase water rates an average of 20 percent, both in 2015. Results of a study by Dave Berg...
November 30, 2014 - 10:36pm
October 21, 2014
Utilities work continues in Kandiyohi
An excavator from Voss Plumbing-Heating of Paynesville removes soil Tuesday so workers can replace water and sewer mains on Fourth Street in...
October 21, 2014 - 10:49pm
October 2, 2014
City committee OKs contract sewer changes
WILLMAR — Two changes in the construction contract for the sanitary sewer lift station and sewer line improvement project in northeast Willmar — which cost $2.421 million — received support this week from the City Council’s Public Works/Safety Committee. The committee will...
October 2, 2014 - 11:37pm
September 7, 2014
City uses no-dig sewer line fix
WILLMAR — A process used in the United States for more than 30 years to rehabilitate sewer lines without digging them up is being used for...
September 7, 2014 - 10:00pm
April 30, 2014
Costly drip: Water credits suspended for New London, Spicer and Green Lake
NEW LONDON –– Since February, many homeowners and businesses in the New London and Spicer area kept a slow, steady drip of water running for weeks on end in order to prevent pipes from freezing up during an extra harsh winter. Those drips added up to several million gallons of...
April 30, 2014 - 11:22pm
September 6, 2013
Willmar may scale back Lakeland Drive sewer and roadway work
WILLMAR — City staff and the consultant designing the Lakeland Drive roadway and sanitary sewer project will be asking the Willmar City...
September 6, 2013 - 4:52am
May 20, 2013
Willmar, Minn., panel nearing end of discussion about best method to increase sewer rates
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Finance Committee could be nearing the end of its discussion on proposing higher sewer rates to pay debt service, operation and maintenance of the $83 million wastewater treatment facility. The committee asked finance consultant Springsted Inc....
May 20, 2013 - 4:42am
October 12, 2012
Willmar, Minn., committee OKs contracts for interceptor sewer, storm sewer work
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee has approved a $3,069,585 contract with Geislinger & Sons Inc. of Watkins for construction of the western interceptor sanitary sewer line. Also, the committee approved a $505,769 contract with Geislinger & Sons for...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2012
Committee OKs seeking bids on Willmar, Minn., west interceptor sewer work
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee will request council authorization next month to advertise for bids from companies to construct the western interceptor sewer line. The 2.46-mile western interceptor is proposed to be constructed along the city's western...
April 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
City of New London's $2.8M utility project set to begin in June
NEW LONDON -- Work on a $2.7 million utility and street project in New London is expected to begin shortly after the Memorial Day weekend. Kuechle Underground of Kimball was awarded the contract for the project earlier this month.
May 21, 2011 - 12:00am
March 23, 2011
Willmar asks that sump pumps be discharged outside, not into sewer system
WILLMAR -- The city of Willmar is asking all homeowners to stop discharging water from their sump pumps into the sanitary sewer system. The discharge is stressing the city's sewer collection system and wastewater treatment facility, which is unnecessarily treating a high volume of...
March 23, 2011 - 11:59am
January 21, 2011
New London utility rates expected to jump to help fund project
NEW LONDON -- On top of the expected $835,000 in assessments needed to pay for a $3.5 million street and utility project planned for this summer, New London residents should also expect an increase in water and sewer rates that will also help pay for the project. A public hearing...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Granite Falls Council looking at $2.8M sewer system upgrade
GRANITE FALLS -- It will cost an estimated $2.8 million to correct deficiencies in Granite Falls' aging sanitary sewer system. City Council members are committed to moving forward with the work, said City Manager Bill Lavin, but must now decide issues ranging from how to fund and...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am