photo by Logan Gruber
On Aug. 13, the Stearns County engineering department installed new signage at the intersection of CR 2 and CR 4, or Veterans Drive, north of St. Joseph. Traffic must now stop when entering the intersection from all directions. Previously, traffic traveling on CR 4 could pass through without stopping. Stearns County Engineer Jodi Teich told the Newsleader that from 2005-14 the intersection saw only one right-angle crash. In 2015, one right-angle crash occurred in April, and two more since May. The engineering department has also heard some complaints about close calls, all of which prompted the installation of additional signage.