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'Smokin' hot bids'

Hartley lift station bids comes in low

The winning bid for Hartley's new lift station came as a pleasant surprise to council members on Monday night.

GM Contracting, Inc., of Lake Crystal, Minn., submitted a bid of $502,006.46 for replacement and construction of the lift station. The project was originally estimated at $908,570 without engineering, administrative and legal fees.

Other bids received were from Vander Pol Excavating at $739,308 and Hulstein Excavating at $773,983.

"We had some smokin' hot bids," said engineer Josh Pope, of Bolton & Menk. "[GM Contracting] is a very reputable contractor and is very capable of performin...

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