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Many thanks for sewer cleanup

On Sunday, March 9, at about 2 p.m., the sewer began to back up into my basement. Not a very pleasant occurrence. What to do? Who to call?

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After a couple of unanswered calls I finally found help. Leroy Hulke of the Pine River Public Works Department said he’d be right over to check out the manholes in my neighborhood. Good to his word, he was on the block in less than 10 minutes and had discovered what was creating my issue.

Once that was resolved, he didn’t just go on his way. He and his supervisor, Mike Hansen, stopped in to make sure that my problem was corrected. I still had a blockage issue. They attempted to free my line, but when they hit a snag, they called in the big guns.

That’s when Vern from Northland Septic showed up, and between Vern and Mike, six hours after discovering a backed up sewer, my pipes were free flowing. Mike, bless his heart, even cleaned up the mess on the basement floor.

So this is my letter of thanks. These men gave up their Sunday afternoon and early evening to correct a problem for me, It may have been their jobs and they may have been on call, but it was a sacrifice of time from their families and I am grateful. So to the families of these men, I say a big thank you as well.

If you find yourself in need of help from the Pine River Public Works Department, rest assured you will receive quick, courteous service. These are good men and the city of Pine River is better for having them on the job

Elizabeth Johnson,

Pine River

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889
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