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Over the weekend, backhoe and skid steer operators work to excavate and remove limestone and shale from a four-foot deep pit that will form the bottom of the enlarged, 10-by-10-foot elevator shaft that opens onto Riverwalk (alley) from behind the store. To be environmentally friendly and as a safeguard to the nearby Kinnickinnic River, the new elevator will run on vegetable oil instead of hydraulic fluid. Submitted photos

Turningpoint store expansion: Dig, pound, clean, haul

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Interior demolition work got underway last week at the future new site of Second Chances, 117 N. Main St., the store where proceeds benefit the local Turningpoint domestic abuse shelter.


Turningpoint Executive Director Kim Wojcik called the four-day project a "huge success thanks to the tireless work of dedicated volunteers."

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