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Highway 71 project near Willmar, Minn. delayed


WILLMAR – The start of a construction project on U.S. Highway 71 near Willmar has been delayed until later this week.

Work was scheduled to begin today.

Instead, work is tentatively scheduled to begin on Thursday.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 office in Willmar, the change was caused by contractor delays.

The project includes a stretch of Highway 71 from Highway 7 to Highway 23 south of Willmar.

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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.
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