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Hard-up Ohio buys salt supplies from Morocco
With salt mines dotting the lower Great Lakes region, one might think the area would always have ample ice-melting supplies no matter the weather. But last winter’s record-setting snowfalls and bitter cold depleted Midwestern salt stockpiles and drove up domestic prices so much that an Indiana company has turned to salt from the north African nation of Morocco to fulfill some of its orders — including a big one from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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