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Minnesota Department of Public Health District Engineer Jon Groethe is flanked by Verndale Maintenance Worker Mike Fletcher, Mayor Ardith Carr and City Clerk Dawn Nelson Friday morning at the Verndale City Hall.

Verndale faced with boil order, District 818 sends students home

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The Wadena County community of Verndale found itself facing a boil water order Friday morning, after their 55,000-gallon water tower went dry.

"Approximately around 7:30 a.m. this morning the citizens of Verndale noticed no water pressure or water, meaning that the water tower was dry," City Fire Chief and Emergency Director Don Weniger said. "Since the water tower went dry, we had to do the boil water issue with public health."

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