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Brent Olmstead, a garbage truck operator, drives his morning route Monday near south Belmont Road. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald

Human element remains important as city jobs, equipment evolve

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When Street Superintendent Mark Aubol started as a sanitation worker for Grand Forks 38 years ago, trash was thrown into city garbage trucks by two people while another drove.


“It kept a guy in shape,” he said of walking behind the trucks and hefting trash into them.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. She also serves as an alumni adviser to UND's Dakota Student newspaper. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet.
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