Deer are on the move -- motorists beware

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is warning motorists to watch for increased deer movement. The current deer breeding season and added crop harvesting are main factors in the added traffic risk. Minnesota's deer population is estimated at more than one million.
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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is warning motorists to watch for increased deer movement. The current deer breeding season and added crop harvesting are main factors in the added traffic risk. Minnesota's deer population is estimated at more than one million.

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