Contact Us

Minnesota Snowplow Operators Getting Ready For Winter

snowplowCAMP RIPLEY¬† (AP) – It’s not quite fall yet, but Minnesota snowplow operators already are getting ready for winter.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation opened a two-week training program for snowplow drivers Monday at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.

More than 110 drivers are taking part in the snowplow operator training program, known as SPOT. The program features safety measures, plowing techniques and best practices.

In addition to new MnDOT employees, veteran MnDOT employees participate as well as snowplow operators from township, city, county and tribal governments.

The program began in 2004. MnDOT will have trained more than 1,000 snowplow operators when the current session ends Sept. 30.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!