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Josh Elsner watches water spew from a test well on Hollinger Street Thursday afternoon. "They're trying to get away from all the nitrates on the west side of town," he said referring to seeping from fertilized farm fields. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Park Rapids drills test well east of the river in search of clean water

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In search of a new source of water, the city of Park Rapids has commissioned Elsner Well Drilling to dig a test well east of the Fish Hook River, said public works superintendent Scott Burlingame. Last year a well was capped due to higher than recommended nitrate levels in the water.


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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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