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Scott Sjolund heads up technology for Brainerd Public Utilities. CONRAD WILSON | MPR News 91.3 FM

Brainerd considers using sewage to heat, cool buildings

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BRAINERD, Minn. - When people in Brainerd run the dishwater, or take hot showers, they not only use energy, they create it.

The water they use and the waste they flush down toilets all flows to the sewer, which not surprisingly can be a pretty warm place - and heat can generate energy.

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