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Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, headquartered in Ellsworth, is one of many businesses providing propane to customers in this area. President and CEO Larry Dokkestul said last week he believes the worst of this winter’s experiences with the heating fuel may be ending. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)

Propane shortage kept area suppliers reeling

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A combination of factors led to the recent propane shortage in this region, not the least of which has been colder-than-normal winter temperatures, but neither is that bitter blast the only one.


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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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