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News Release
Aug. 23, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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Highway 7 detour north of Ortonville begins Aug. 29


DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists on Highway 7 north of Ortonville will encounter delays when an emergency road repair project begins Aug. 29.


A detour will be required as crews repair a section of road west of Big Stone County Road 38. Traffic will be detoured using Big Stone County Road 38, Highway 75, Big Stone County Road 6 and Big Stone County Road 7.


The work is scheduled to take approximately one week.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For statewide travel information, visit, call 5-1-1 or log on to

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