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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • Two new employees begin at SE Public Utilities department

  • Tom Hillesheim and Jose Saenz are two of the newest employees for the City of Sleepy Eye Public Utilities Department.
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  • Tom Hillesheim and Jose Saenz are two of the newest employees for the City of Sleepy Eye Public Utilities Department.
    Both men are originally from Sleepy Eye and received educational degrees to become electric utility technicians from Minnesota West Technical and Community College in Jackson.
    Previously, Tom has worked for Brown County Rural Electric Association (REA) as a summer lineman for the past three years and for Lakeside Auto Body.
    Jose previously worked for H&D Underground Utilities before his employment with the utilities department.
    When asked to describe their duties, the men noted that they keep the power on in the community of Sleepy Eye.
    "I heard it was a great place to work and it gives me the opportunity to be home every evening to spend time with my family," Jose said.
    Tom said utility work is in his field of education and he enjoys working outdoors.
    Both men began their duties with the department in July.

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