Farmers are reminded that a permit is required for mowing and haying on state right of way
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds farmers that mowing and haying is only allowable by permit on state highway right of way.
Mn/DOT mows primarily for safety reasons. Safety reasons include shoulder and median mowing. Permit locations for mowing and putting up hay are on a first come, first serve basis. A $100 deposit is required when applying for a permit, which will be returned to the applicant after work completed meets permit requirements.
Obtaining a permit is required, according to Mark Renn, Road Regulations. Mowing is prohibited in wildflower areas as well as those harboring noxious weeds, such as leafy spurge, which spreads rapidly when cut.
More information on mowing and haying permits may be obtained by contacting Mark Renn, Road Regulations, St. Cloud, at 320-223-6522; or Ken Larson, Road Regulations, Baxter, at 218-828-5777.
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