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Published July 08, 2013, 09:44 PM

Moorhead residents are fed up with mounds of dirt left in the neighborhood

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV)-- Problems have been piling up in Moorhead and people are fed up.

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV)-- Problems have been piling up in Moorhead and people are fed up.

Mounds of dirt, left by contractors haven't moved for years. Now, neighbors are speaking up, saying they want something done.

This pile, is filled with left over debris like cement and wires. And they're only feet from homes just like this. Tonight I talked with neighbors who just want them gone.

The hansons moved across the river into Moorhead less than a year ago.

Lowell Hanson- Urging City to Remove Mounds:"People are nice, the houses are nice and everything."

But already, they're seeing more than their share of problems.

Hanson: "it's been quite sometimes since they mowed out here."

From long grass, to unsightly weeds, and mounds of junk sitting right in their back yard.

Hanson: "it just doesn't look good out here in this area. We bought a new house and we're trying to get this lawn going and everything and it's impossible because of the weeds and stuff out here."

And they're not the only neighbors to notice.

Christina Calavera- Urging City to Remove Mounds: "the big dirt piles that we have going on."

Christina Calavera - lives right across the street. These piles of dirt, haven't moved for three of the four years since her family bought their new home.

Calavera: "it just doesn't look very nice out here. I don't know if it's hard to get people to buy out here."

Time and time again, people form all over their block have complained, called the city and even attended city commission meetings.

Calavera: "sometimes they don't really know what's going on. Or, what type of answer to give us.

Only to hear the answer, we're working on it.

Hanson: "he said they were going to get it done. But I guess they didn't put a time frame on it. It could be months or years"

Tonight, Moorhead's city manager said the city has hired a contractor to spread out the dirt piles.

Once they get started it should only take a few days to get these mounds taken care of.