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Watch for 'No Parking': Minneapolis street sweeping starts

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The City of Minneapolis started its spring street sweeping Wednesday.

Public Works crews will be going block-by-block, cleaning up the dirt and grime left behind by melting ice and snow, the city said in a news release. (It started in St. Paul earlier this month.)

At least 24 hours before it's going to happen, workers will put up "No Parking" signs up and down the block, which will be for 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you don't move your car, it could mean a ticket and a tow.

You can also check out this page that has schedules for different neighborhoods.

It's expected to last through May 9.

The city says the curb-to-curb street sweeping – which happens once in the fall, and once in the spring – helps keep the environment clean by making sure trash and leaves don't clog storm drains.

If your car gets towed, it's going to the Minneapolis impound lot – here are directions to get it back. Standard tow charge is $138, plus tack on more for the daily storage fee.

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