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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.

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“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 with a focus on northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. Other positions she has held at the Herald include 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 on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett
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