The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds farmers that planting crops within the right-of-way is illegal because as crops grow higher and fuller they can block motorists' vision and create other safety problems.
State law also prohibits plowing and tilling in the right of way.
And mowing and haying in the right-of-way may require a permit.
For more information regarding roadway regulations, or assistance in identifying right-of-way boundaries on a state or interstate highway, contact Mark Renn at the MnDOT office in St. Cloud at (320) 223-6522 or (800) 657-3961; or Ken Larson in Baxter at 828-5777 or (800) 657-3971.
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