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MnDOT warns against vandalizing state property along highways

The Minnesota Department of Transportation warns that vandalizing signs or other state property in the highway right of way is illegal and may result in a fine up to $3,000 and up to one year in jail per incident.

Some common examples of vandalism seen on state highway signs and property in west central Minnesota include:

--Stolen signs

--Graffiti

--Holes or dents from firearms and other objects

--Unauthorized reflective tape applied to signs and posts

--Unauthorized objects fastened to signs and posts

MnDOT reminds the public that acts of vandalism in the highway right of way directly impact motorists and affect traffic safety.

Motorists who would like to report vandalized signs or posts along the state highways in west central Minnesota can call MnDOT District 4 at 800-657-3984.

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