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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

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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.

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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