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Minnesota Department of Transportation program uses living fences to combat icy crashes


December 18, 2018

For the past couple of years, Ted Kornder has left a swath of cornstalks standing along a stretch of his farm that borders Hwy. 169 near Belle Plaine — on purpose.

Unknown to thousands of motorists speeding along the busy thoroughfare every day, Kornder's standing corn rows are a critical part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation program to combat snow blowing onto the highway.


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