By Dan Reed 

Community flocks to Hwy 73 meeting


March 29, 2024

Dan Reed

Doug Suhonen, of the Hwy 73 Action committee, confers with State Senator Jason Rarick at the Hwy. 73 Corridor Study at the Cromwell Pavillion earlier this month.

For 80 years, local residents have been asking for a Minnesota Highway 73 upgrade, specifically for the eight miles of the two-lane highway south of Cromwell.

"That road in the present condition is dangerous," said former firefighter/EMT Bob Hattenberger, speaking at a recent Highway 73 Action Committee meeting. "A response by EMTs and ambulances has no place to park and those there trying to do their job are chancing injury while on the scene."

Others voiced frustrations at a Minnesota Department of Transportation meeting earlier this month, expressing fear of using the road due to regular ac...

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