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Unwanted items were piled near the curb Tuesday at the Westwood Trailer Park in

Pick-up altered


An overwhelming response to Brainerd’s free curbside pickup of residents’ unwanted items has forced a change in the city’s pick-up schedule.

City Administrator Dan Vogt said Tuesday the pick-up dates originally set will need to be changed because city crews have been unable to clear areas as fast as they originally wanted. 

“We’re having too much success with the cleanup and things are starting to get backlogged,” Vogt said. “We need to push things back a bit.”

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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