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Published January 01, 2012, 01:06 PM

North Dakota Communities Saving Money on Snow Plowing

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say the lack of snow so far this winter is saving communities a lot of money in plowing costs.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say the lack of snow so far this winter is saving communities a lot of money in plowing costs.

Dickinson street manager Ed Krank tells the Dickinson Press ( http://bit.ly/u47xRm ) that the city has saved about $50,000 by not having to run the plows.

Krank says 4 inches of snow needs to be on the ground before the plows hit the streets. He says the last time city plows were out in force was on Dec. 1 and that was to train four drivers.

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Information from: The Dickinson Press, http://www.thedickinsonpress.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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