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A MnDOT crew member out of theWillmar district places a fabric X in a yard near State Highway 68 in Milroy this week. Crews will be marking the projects in this area within the next few weeks. SUBMITTED PHOTO

X marks the spot for aerial maps

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has a small window of opportunity when it comes to aerial mapping, and that window is about to open.

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The snow is about to melt away (hopefully) and the trees have yet to start budding, leaving a view from the sky wide open.

“MnDOT contracts for aerial photography most years to create a record of what is in place now,” District Land Surveyor Tom Harper said.

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