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Wadena County to replace Human Services building roof

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At the June 3 county board meeting, Wadena commissioners voted to accept a quote from Herzog Roofing of Detroit Lakes to replace the failing roof on the Human Services building, located at 124 1st St. SE in Wadena. The roof will be a fully adhered system, and includes new metal flashing. The cost will be $69,980, and the work will be completed by Labor Day, if all goes well.

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Commissioners also agreed to have the Highway Department repair the parking lots at all the county buildings where there are holes or deteriorated surfaces.

Also at the June 3 meeting, commissioners voted to hold a sale of tax-forfeited properties on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the courthouse. About 110 properties will be included in the sale. Information on the properties will be available at the courthouse in a few weeks, at the office of the Auditor/Treasurer.

In other business, the board:

• Learned that the Highway Department has hired four seasonal workers.

• Approved the purchase of a new snow plow truck.

• Approved the purchase of new technology for the county board room.

• Approved Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) for Marlin and Karen Knutson to place a second dwelling on their property as a primary residence, and change the use of the existing dwelling to a guest cabin in Sec. 20 of Shell River Township; and for Amber McGrath in Sec. 21 of Wadena Township for a second dwelling on the property for use of a family member.

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