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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 with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to 
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