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Bob Dolan grades Walsh County Road 2 near the Red River east of Grafton, ND, Wednesday. Herald photo by Eric Hylden

Road woes: North Dakota counties grapple with repair costs

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Faced with the ever-increasing cost of maintaining roads and stagnant or decreasing revenues, counties throughout the region are facing some tough choices.

Some are going so far as to stop spending money, allowing some paved roads to fall into constant state of disrepair, a phenomenon that has been called a rebirth of gravel roads.

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