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Northwood city administrator Jeremiah Black is frustrated by the $250,000 the city spent to design a street project that he feels won't be built any time soon. He is the third city employee to resign in recent weeks and is done today. At left, Garis Pollert, a longtime resident of Northwood, was appointed to the council in September. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Northwood leaders try to untangle 2013 street repair problems


NORTHWOOD, N.D. — Three Northwood city employees, including the city administrator and public works superintendent, have resigned in the past month.

City Administrator Jeremiah Black, whose last day on the job is Friday, said he is leaving mainly because of frustration with a yearlong battle over a proposed street project that has cost city taxpayers $250,000 but likely will not be built anytime soon.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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