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Mowing and haying on state railroad bank property is prohibited and considered a petty misdemeanor, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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The cost to remove, repair or perform any corrective action caused by a violation of the law may be charged to the violator.

State rail bank property, which averages 100 feet in width, includes abandoned rail lines and right of way that MnDOT maintains for future public transportation use.

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