DNR upset about cleanliness of roads

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Minnesota conservation officers certainly aren't happy with the messes along their roads and waterways, the Star Tribune said.

The entire department is cracking down on litterbugs, warning ice fisherman, and watching key areas of the state for violations. Officers say that people normally wouldn't discard trash in their neighbors' yards, but have no problem littering on public roads and waterways.

Officers have found everything from discarded building materials to old appliances in ditches and left behind on lake ice.

The DNR expects to find even more trash before the season is over because the deadline for removing fish houses is approaching.

Littering is considered a misdemeanor as far as state law is concerned, but can carry a fine of around $1,000.

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