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The city of Willmar has begun towing snowed-in vehi-cles like this one on a residential block on the eastside of town. This vehicle is one of 34 that have been tagged by the city since Monday's snowstorm. City ordinances prohibit vehicles from being left curbside for more than 48 hours without being moved. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

City starts cracking down on 'snowbird' vehicles

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WILLMAR -- If your vehicle is still parked at the curb in the middle of a snowbank, you're running out of time.

The Willmar Police Department is cracking down on car owners who haven't moved their vehicles since Monday's major snowstorm.

"We've tagged 34 and hooked six so far," Willmar Police Chief Jim Kulset said Friday.

City ordinances prohibit vehicles from being left curbside for more than 48 hours without being moved.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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