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Mark Lenoue of Barnesville pre-washes shopping carts at Central Market Monday afternoon. Kart Kleen Wash brought its new cart washing machine, designed by Friesen's in Detroit Lakes, and cleaned Central Market's 350 carts.

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If those shopping carts could talk, people would understand their daily misadventures with germs:

Sick kids for passengers ... raw chicken drippings that leaked from the package ... sneeze-covered handles ... babies wiggling around in the cart seat with a stinky "surprise."


Shopping carts don't have a much better reputation than a bathroom doorknob, but a couple of local companies are joining forces to fight the bacterial battle on a national scale.

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