Weather Forecast

A MnDOT crew member out of the Willmar 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

Email News Alerts

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


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.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.