House panel talks pothole repair money

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Mar 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota House transportation panel is weighing whether to devote $15 million to repair potholes and other damage to roads from this tough winter.

The state highway fund would supply $10 million for highway work, with $5 million from the general fund for county and city roads.

Rep. Frank Hornstein, a Minneapolis Democrat, said the money would be welcome relief for motorists.

Barb Yarusso (pictured) , a Shoreview Democrat, compared driving to work this winter to an amusement ride because of all the potholes that need dodging.

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