It is that time of year again to think about spring and to make plans for when the ground thaws. With temperatures continuing to be below freezing, it is hard to imagine that we will be tilling, planting or ramping up the number of excavation and back yard projects any time soon. However, every year we know that spring will eventually arrive. Let’s be ready!

This week the Minneapolis Home and Garden show is at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Wednesday, February 25th through Sunday, March 1st.  Gopher State One Call (GSOC) will be present during the entire show so please stop by and meet your friends from Minnesota Common Ground Alliance, Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety, utility and pipeline companies, and Gopher State One Call. All of us are committed to safe digging and excavation practices in Minnesota.

GSOC will be at booth 2046.  Stop by to learn why it is so important to “Call before you dig” so that you “Know what’s below”.  Learn about the easy way to electronically submit and review the status of your locate request from your mobile device or computer. See what the different colored flags and markings mean. Talk with us about the underground gas and electric lines on your property that you own and need to know where they are before you dig.

We look forward to visiting with you at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show!

Barb Cederberg

Chief Operations Officer, GSOC

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