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MnDOT reminds farmers to use safe practices when planting, mowing crops in highway rights of way

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds farmers that planting crops within rights of way is illegal because as crops grow higher and fuller they can block motorists' vision and create other safety problems.

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State law also prohibits plowing and tilling in rights of way including driving lanes, shoulders, ditches and sight corners at intersections.

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