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Michael Miller, a heavy equipment mechanic, lowers a radiator into the engine of a Minnesota Department of Transportation vehicle at the District 8 headquarters in Willmar, Minn. WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE/Carolyn Lange

Collisions with snowplows cost everyone

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WILLMAR, Minn. -- When a snowplow clearing snow and ice from roads gets plowed by another vehicle, it’s usually the other vehicle that ends up a wreck.


But the cost of that accident — which may be caused by motorists using cruise control, driving too fast for the conditions or not paying attention — trickles down to the public.

This season, that cost has been higher than ever in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s southwest district.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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