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Fines will go up for work zone speeders in Minnesota starting Aug. 1

Starting Friday, drivers caught speeding through work zones in Minnesota will feel a bigger dent in their wallets.

Effective Aug. 1, fines for speeding in construction zones will rise to $300.

Motorists disregarding flaggers’ instructions also can be fine $300.

The increase comes as part of a new law passed during the 2014 state legislative session.