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The water runoff from Kinne and Grove streets in Ellsworth from heavy rains has adversely affected rental property owned by Donna Huppert at 170 N. Grant St., including sinkholes and damage to underground drainage pipes which had to be torn out and replaced with a new culvert to deal with the problem. -- Photo submitted

Property damage prompts call for storm drain plan

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Without storm drains on Grove and Kinne streets, which slope downward from the hill Ellsworth was built on, the water from heavy rainfall has but one place to go.

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Much of that water came down the hill across Grant Street and collected on rental property village resident Donna Huppert owns at 170 N. Grant St. and her neighbors. The water runoff caused sinkholes, and the tearing out and replacement of badly damaged storm sewer pipes with a new culvert by the village.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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