PHILLIPS - Treating roads becomes more of a challenge when ice starts to build up on them.
Price County Highway Commissioner Don Grande tried to get a jump on the weather.
He called in part-time drivers to help with treatment.
"Freezing rain is a tough one this time of year. Just because if you don't put the material down soon enough, you have an ice situation and typically once you have the situation, there's no coming back," said Grande.
Price County usually uses liquid material to help treat snow covered roads.
But when it comes to freezing rain and ice, treating roads with a dry, solid material becomes a challenge.
"Unfortunately with the dry material, it doesn't like to stay for a long period. We try to always use liquids to keep the material on the roadway. With the freezing rain events like this, it has the tendency to wash those liquids out too fast," said Grande.
Grande reminds drivers to slow down and give plow trucks plenty of space.
MERRILL - Pete Borchardt claims corruption in the Sheriff's Office cost him the Republican primary for Lincoln County Sheriff.
Borchardt, a Merrill police officer, lost to Sheriff's Lt. Ken Schneider by more than 400 votes in the August race. There's no Democrat on the general election ballot, so it appeared Schneider would coast into office.
But Borchardt's now running a write-in campaign. He thinks he would have won in August, if not for corruption.
"Corruption is not too strong of a word to use," Borchardt said Wednesday. "There are some things that have gone on at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office that should not go on in an organization."
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