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Emergency personnel tended to an injured woman in May 2009 as a medical helicopter lands to transport her to a Twin Cities hospital. One man died in this crash on County Road 9 east of Nary in the northeastern section of Hubbard County. (Enterprise photo)

Engineers challenged by dangerous county roads


Hubbard County doesn't have multi-lane interstate highways, clogged with bumper-to-bumper traffic and multi-vehicle pileups.

It has something much more lethal: two-lane roadways that are more hazardous to human life than any interstate.

And Hubbard County Road 9 could well be the deadliest.

A Road Safety Audit Report performed for Hubbard County and released in January 2008 indicated 70 percent of Minnesota fatal crashes occurred on rural roadways.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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