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Beets beat salt on below-zero temps: County using ice melter made mostly of beet juice

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The same vegetable kids across the country try to hide on their plates at dinnertime could help keep your car securely on Dakota County roads during the coldest days of winter.

The county's highway department started experimenting last winter with an ice-melting product made up primarily of beet juice. This year, the county has expanded its use of the vegetable-based product.

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