- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has temporarily lifted some rules governing the transport of propane.

Dayton signed an executive order Friday that allows propane delivery drivers a longer daily window to transport the product. They would still face limits on the amount of time they can spend behind the wheel. The order is similar to ones he’s signed in the past to combat distribution shortages. Last year, propane shortages drove up heating costs.

Because of late planting and harvesting, propane is in higher demand as farmers work to dry their crops.

The order will be in place through Nov. 23.

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