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Potholes have been popping up all over Dakota County this spring. To report potholes on county roads call the county at 651-437-3191 or go online to

A busy time for pothole fillers


This is a busy time of year for Jim Bell. Bell is Dakota County's highway maintenance manager. That means he's the guy in charge of potholes. And with the frequent freezes and thaws that come with the transition from winter to spring, business has been good.

When you've got some 450 miles of county roads to care for, that's a lot of holes to fill.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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