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(S.D.)-Rapid City Debris Cleanup To Last Until Christmas

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 10/30/2013 07:04 AM

     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Rapid City has spent nearly half a million dollars in the first week of a curbside pickup program for yard debris from the Oct. 4 blizzard that damaged or destroyed thousands of trees in the city of 68,000 people.
 
     A Minneapolis company was awarded the contract for the yard debris removal. Rapid City Public Works Director Terry Wolterstorff says crews are working seven days a week, and the operation is expected to continue until Christmas.
 
     He says some of the work won't be eligible for federal aid, but officials believe it's a service that needs to be provided.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press)


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