St. Cloud location of most dangerous intersection in Minnesota

The south junction of Hwy. 23 and Minnesota 15 is the most dangerous intersection in the state, according to data obtained by MinnPost from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MinnPost listed the 20 most accident prone intersections in the state, based on data collected from 2006 to 2010 -- the most recent available for the analysis.
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The south junction of Hwy. 23 and Minnesota 15 is the most dangerous intersection in the state, according to data obtained by MinnPost from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MinnPost listed the 20 most accident prone intersections in the state, based on data collected from 2006 to 2010 -- the most recent available for the analysis.

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