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Tribune file photo by Bill Zimmer In this February 2007 file photo, a Kandiyohi County snowplow clears drifting snow along Kandiyohi County Road 1, north of Prinsburg. Storms this December have hit on weekends, which means snow removal has cost the county more than it would during a work week because of the overtime wages paid to the work crews.

Weekend snowstorms cost thousands of dollars in overtime pay

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WILLMAR -- Weekend snowstorms can be fun for kids, skiers and snowmobilers, but time-consuming for public works departments and expensive for taxpayers.

Just about every snowstorm that's hit this year has happened on a weekend.

That has cost Kandiyohi County taxpayers thousands of dollars more to clear snow from the county's 650 miles of roads than during a weekday because of overtime wages.

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