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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Waite Park Breaks Ground on New Public Works Site

The Waite Park Public Works department will soon have a brand new building. The city held a ground breaking ceremony this (Thursday) morning for the new 65,000 square foot facility.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Sartell Public Works Director Announces Retirement

After 36 years in the business the Sartell Public Works Director is calling it a career. During tonight’s (Monday) city council meeting, Brad Borders announced his retirement from the position he's held for the last 26 years in Sartell.

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(Photo: Oertel Architects)
(Photo: Oertel Architects)
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Waite Park Weighs In On Designs for New Public Works Building

With a lack of space inside the public works facility, the Waite Park city council is looking at constructing a new building. During this (Thursday) morning's work session the council looked over design options for the proposed building. Public Works Director Bill Schluenz says a new facility has been in discussion for the last seventeen years.

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Garbage/Recycling Pick-Up Schedule Remaining Normal on New Year’s Day

All schedules for the week will remain the same for city of St. Cloud residential refuse/recycling customers.

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(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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Hefty Roster Of Public Works Projects Lands Before Lawmakers

Jostling has begun among Minnesota cities, counties and state government agencies to get road projects, nature trails, amphitheaters, prison repairs and much more into a public-works borrowing plan.

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Submitted photo from Paul Hoeschen.
Submitted photo from Paul Hoeschen.
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Cold Spring Public Works Director Moving On After 20 Years on the Job

After working as the Cold Spring city public works director for the past 20 years, Paul Hoeschen is moving on to a new job in Sauk Centre. Hoeschen is leaving to become superintendent of public utlities in Sauk Centre in early July.

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Bill With $373M in Construction Projects Primed for Votes

A public-works borrowing plan contains $373 million worth of construction projects. Only about $180 million of that is general state borrowing.

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Herman Bartz (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Herman Bartz (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Waite Park Council Member Hangs Up Titles After 50 Years [VIDEO]

An icon in Waite Park city government has decided to walk away after 50-years of service.

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St. Cloud Public Works Department
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Behind The Scenes: St. Cloud Public Works Keeps City Running At Its Best [VIDEO]

WJON takes a behind the scenes look at the St. Cloud Public Works Department to see what it takes to keep the city running at its best.

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St. Cloud Garbage Truck
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Behind The Scenes: Collecting and Disposing the Garbage and Recycling in St. Cloud [VIDEO]

What happens to your garbage and recycling when it's picked up? WJON takes a behind the scenes look at the St. Cloud Public Works Sanitation Division.

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