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Photo by Dana Pavek/WDC Schools Steffl Drilling & Pump is drilling 200 wells for the school's geothermal heating and cooling system. It will take them about three months to complete the project. The company is from Willmar, Minn.

Drilling of geothermal wells begins

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The Steffl Drilling & Pump crew began drilling wells on Tuesday for the geothermal system that will heat and cool the new Wadena-Deer Creek School.

It will take the five-person crew about three months to drill the 200 wells needed to heat and cool the new school's 174,500 square footage. The wells will be 306 feet deep, about 20 feet apart and will be located in the open area west of the school.

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