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Half of state's road construction projects completed as winter nears

MnDOT says crews have been working hard to make up for lost time since the three week government shutdown in July. Fortunately, warm and dry weather conditions helped them to finish up about 250 projects.
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MnDOT says crews have been working hard to make up for lost time since the three week government shutdown in July. Fortunately, warm and dry weather conditions helped them to finish up about 250 projects.

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