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Brainerd City Council: Citywide cleanup still a possibility for fall 2012


Last year’s citywide cleanup in May, featuring curbside pick up, was met by the masses.

But with such an overwhelming turnout of items left to be picked up, costs of recycling, dumping at the Crow Wing County landfill and city crew labor hours totaled $70,571 — an excess of $20,104 — and has left the Brainerd City Council reluctant to spend funds on a second spring cleanup this year.

But that doesn’t rule out a potential fall cleanup.

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Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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