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A vehicle drives near the construction zone Monday on U.S. Highway 12 in Willmar. A new law takes effect Friday that will stiffen the fine for anyone speeding through a work zone such as this one in east Willmar or ignoring the instructions of road crews directing traffic. The change in the law aims to improve safety for roadside workers. (Tribune photo by Kyle Rozendaal)

New work zone fine takes effect Friday

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By Kyle Rozendaal

WILLMAR — Motorists caught speeding through a work zone will face a $300 fine beginning Friday due to a new law passed during the 2014 state legislative session that aims to protect roadside workers in construction zones.

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