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Kandiyohi County has the state’s only roadside signs urging motorists to watch for purple martins. They are staging at a roost site south of Willmar. Motorists should watch for them on the road and shoulder and slow down to give them a chance to take flight. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Purple Martins staging, motorists should slow down in staging area

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WILLMAR – Minnesota roadways come with advisory signs to watch for all kinds of wildlife, from moose and deer to turtles.

But only in Kandiyohi County will motorists find signs urging them to slow down for purple martins as the birds congregate at an end-of-summer roosting site just south of Willmar.


Please do, asks Richard Doll, of Willmar.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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