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Private sandbag levees need to go to curb in Breckenridge, Wolverton

Residents of Breckenridge and Wolverton, Minn., who built private sandbag levees that were not part of the mainline levee systems protecting their cities, need to bring the sandbags to the curb no later than Monday to have them removed.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began picking up sandbags in both cities yesterday and anticipates completing the job early next week, according to a news release.

An estimated 90,000 sandbags were placed between the cities of Breckenridge and Wolverton during the flood fight. On Tuesday, the Corps awarded a $44,430.00 contract to Hough Inc., of Detroit Lakes, Minn. to remove the sandbags, the release said.