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Minor flooding on 3rd Street, Park Rapids

A city utility public works crew went digging for a water main Wednesday on 3rd Street after a water service to Trinity Church sprang a leak.

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Park Rapids Public Works utility workers use a Vactor truck to suck dirt and debris while searching for the water main Wednesday after a water leak sprang up in front of Trinity Episcopal and Presbyterian Church. Public Works Superintendent Scott Burlingame said their plan was to shut off the valve to the church's water service.

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Park Rapids Public Works utility workers use a Vactor truck to suck dirt and debris while searching for the water main Wednesday after a water leak sprang up in front of Trinity Episcopal and Presbyterian Church. Public Works Superintendent Scott Burlingame said their plan was to shut off the valve to the church's water service.

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Water pours out of a hole in front of Trinity Church, across Court Ave. from the Hubbard County Law Enforcement Center. Church member Sarah Smith said the leaky service line has been causing a problem for many years and will be replaced by a new line halfway down the block.

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City utility workers search for the water main on 3rd St. at Court Ave. so they can close the valve to the leaking service line to Trinity Church.

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City Public Works utility workers use various equipment to get to the bottom of a water service leak Wednesday on 3rd Street at Court Ave. Sarah Smith, a member of Trinity Church, said she found water gushing out of the ground in front of the church when she arrived at 8 a.m.

Robin Fish is a staff reporter at the Park Rapids Enterprise. Contact him at rfish@parkrapidsenterprise.com or 218-252-3053.
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