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City officials and downtown business owners wave as they take the first ride down Main street Friday morning. Standing on the fire truck are Kristine Walsh, and Cathy and Thom Peterson. City council members Paul Utke, Sue Tomte and Pat Mikesh, along with mayor Nancy Carroll, are seated in the truck. Barriers were to be removed from Main shortly after the parade so the road would be open to the public.(Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Main Avenue reopens to traffic

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Main Avenue is now open to traffic as phase one of the reconstruction project comes to an end.

A short parade with the Park Rapids City Council and downtown business owners marked the opening of the street, which had been closed since Aug. 2.


Crews had been working on cleanup and final touches this week to have the road opened by Friday.

One part of the project remains unresolved, however. The light poles are still not completed, said project manager Jon Olson.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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