Local business causing neighborhood concerns

Residents who live near Oronoco Auto Parts are voicing their concerns about heavy truck traffic and loud noises.

Posted: Jun. 3, 2018 10:59 PM
Updated: Jun. 4, 2018 10:11 AM

ORONOCO, Minn. - A local business is causing headaches for residents that live near it.

Brandon Evans lives right next door to Oronoco Auto Parts.

He tells KIMT the business uses one of its buildings to crush metal into scrap. It makes for heavy truck traffic and lots of noise around the salvage yard at all hours of the day.

"We expected there to be some noise," Evans said, "but you know we don't expect to be woken up every day. We don't expect to be, you know, hearing and feeling the whole house rattle from them dropping dumpsters."

The city has sent letters to the business about violations, but no citations or fines were issued.

KIMT called Oronoco Auto Parts for comment, but has yet to hear back.

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