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Associated Press, Published September 05 2009

Drivers in Minnesota to face extra DWI patrols, road work

ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota authorities are reminding drivers to stay sober, and to plan for road construction during the holiday weekend.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says there will be extra drunken-driving enforcement through Labor Day in the 13 counties with the worst DWI death and injury records.

That includes areas in and around Brainerd, Duluth, Faribault, Grand Rapids, Mankato, St. Cloud and the Twin Cities.

The state Transportation Department says most road work will cease for the weekend, but some lane closures will remain. Drivers should plan ahead and drive carefully in construction zones.

State law requires drivers on multilane highways to move over for road crews and vehicles.

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