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Pilger, NE opens Monday night at 8; Rock Star Bret Michaels stops by to show support for the village

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Rock Star, Bret Michaels stops by Pilger, Nebraska to show support. Rock Star, Bret Michaels stops by Pilger, Nebraska to show support.
PIlger, Nebraska cleanup. PIlger, Nebraska cleanup.
PILGER, NE (KTIV) -

City officials are making every effort to bring life back to normal for people in Pilger, Nebraska.

The village officially opens Monday night at eight. This means residents, who's homes are still liveable, are allowed to sleep in their own beds once again. Many of the homes have electricity and running water, but city officials want to remind residents there is still a boiling alert in place until later this week.

Starting Tuesday, trash services will resume as normal.

There is still a need for extra helping hands, city officials say volunteers can report directly to Pilger starting at seven Tuesday morning.

The community was buzzing when super star Bret Michaels stopped by Pilger to show his support.

He used his day off to help clean up Pilger.

His visit began with a tour of the town and a meet and greet with community members.

Michaels told Pilger residents that he's going to do all that he can to help rebuild the town.

He even mentioned organizing a benefit concert near Pilger to help raise money.

"When you see something on TV it's devastating. But when you actually get to see it and feel it and talk to the human lives that were affected, it is really emotional. I got very emotional," Bret Michaels, a singer said.

Both Michaels' sisters live in Omaha, which makes him feel like he has close ties to the state.

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