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File: Brainerd city officials walk across a span of the Wausau Paper dam Sept. 2

Needed upgrades revealed in Brainerd hydro dam purchase

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Key reasons for the lowering of the hydro dam purchase price are now being named by Brainerd Public Utilities officials

The biggest factors are needed upgrades, including a $1.5 million spillway apron, as well as total generation equipment improvements at the cost of $600,000, which would most likely be spread over a five-year period.

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