Who knew that the parts to repair sewage treatment plants were so hard to come by? Moose Lake was finally able to get its treatment plant operative again, but the one in Barnum is still not functioning. And three weeks of sewage have gone straight into the Moose Horn River.
The return of sewage treatment is just one of the positive developments in Moose Lake, where rebuilding is in full swing.
Meanwhile, more facts and figures are filtering in to quantify the damage and the repair effort. Duluth, for example, has 200 city crews out fixing its roads and utilities and called in more than a dozen private contractors to supplement them.
Similar number-crunching in Carlton County puts the damage figure for state and county facilities up near $100 million.