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MnDOT plans prescribed burn of wetland today

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WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation will conduct a prescribed burn of a wetland along Highway 23 southwest of Spicer today. The burn is scheduled for late morning or early afternoon.


Prescribed burning is a procedure used to promote the growth and seed production of native prairie species and to reduce the growth of undesirable species.

The wetland is located near the junction of Highway 23 and Kandiyohi County Road 127. The wetland was created approximately six years ago as part of the Highway 23 four-lane project between Willmar and New London.

Nearby property owners have been notified.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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