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On the Mark: Cromwell mayor lays out path to the future


February 21, 2020

Ann Markusen writes: Mayor Sharon Zelazny's smarts and her willingness to show up ... have paid dividends.

Our city of Cromwell, nestled along the east-west BNSF rails, has its challenges.

Sandwiched between two lakes that empty west toward the Mississippi, Cromwell's water table is high, creating periodic street and park flooding. Our main street is Minnesota Highway 210, with a single four-way stop sign where north-south Highway 73 intersects. It is in need of serious traffic calming, as trucks and cars of all sizes ignore the 30-mph signs and sometimes glide through the intersection.

Once a thriving cooperative farming community, many Cromwell storefronts have closed. Some were torn down, ot...

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