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Temporary stop signs may stay

News Wadena,Minnesota 56482
Wadena PJ
Temporary stop signs may stay
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

The stop signs on First Street Southeast will remain in place until the issue of making them permanent is discussed at next month's Wadena City Council meeting.

Police Chief Bruce Uselman said several people have approached him and want the city to maintain the four-way stop. He asked council members if they had any objections to extending the two temporary stop signs' placement after the detour signs are removed for the U.S. Highway 71 project. They did not.

"My feeling is it's well worth the discussion," Uselman said.

The stop signs slow traffic down, make it easier for emergency vehicles to get through and allow for safer crossings for pedestrians such as senior citizens walking from Humphrey Manor, he said.