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MnDOT heavy equipment mechanic Mark Bendickson repairs a vehicle at the District 8 headquarters in Willmar. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Collisions with state’s snowplows cost everyone

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WILLMAR –– When a snowplow clearing snow and ice from roads is plowed into by another vehicle, it’s usually the other vehicle that ends up a wreck.

But the cost of that accident — which may be caused by motorists using cruise control, driving too fast for the conditions or not paying attention — trickles down to the public.

This season that cost has been higher than ever in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s southwest district.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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