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Beltrami County snowplow operators Paul Mistic, left, and Stan Kimmes refuel after a day of plowing. Lack of snow has helped ease city and county budgets because of fewer overtime hours needed to plow streets and roads. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Dry winter eases city, county budgets

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Not only is Beltrami County saving some dollars due to the unseasonably dry winter, but it also has been able to catch up on some brush-clearing.

Bruce Hasbargen, the county engineer, said the winter, thus far, has prompted savings in overtime due to less winter road care needs. The easier-than-normal winter also has provided opportunities to clear brush and trees from right-of-ways.

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