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Monster ash tree goes boom ahead of major street project

With a major overhaul slated soon of the the 500 block of 2nd Street S.W., between Trott and Minnesota avenues, a four-man Willmar Public Works crew spent Wednesday taking down and cleaning up three trees on the west side of the street.

With a major overhaul slated soon of the the 500 block of 2nd Street S.W., between Trott and Minnesota avenues, a four-man Willmar Public Works crew spent Wednesday taking down and cleaning up three trees on the west side of the street.

The largest of the trees - an ash with roots contorting the curb - made a loud boom as it hit the pavement below.

Members of the crew were: Scott Carruthers, Paul Tinklenberg, Lee Wierschem and Kyle Radunz.

The block will be concrete paved after the water and sanitary sewer lines are updated.

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