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News Release
April 16, 2012




Minnesota Department
of Transportation
District 3


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Prescribed burns planned along roads in the St. Cloud area


ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 94 between Sauk Centre and St. Cloud may see smoke from prescribed burns until mid-May. Other areas scheduled for the burns include portions of Lake Wobegon Trail and the St. Cloud Travel Information Center on Hwy 10.   


The burns are conducted by fully trained crews and will improve native grasses and wildflowers that have been planted in the ditches. It will also help with weed control.


Traffic should not be affected and all highways will remain open during the burns.


The burns are scheduled during optimal weather conditions to ensure safety and effectiveness.


MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.


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