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Engineer presents his numbers, but waves off steak dinner

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Closing the Verndale garage saves Wadena County more than it costs to have a worker and equipment travel to Staples, according to Highway Engineer Joel Ulring.

Ulring's report, which Commissioner Rodney Bounds requested at the previous county board meeting, detailed a net savings of $1,166.65.

Ulring didn't fix the numbers to come out the way they did, he said.

"I'm not that hungry for my steak dinner," he said.

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