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WILLMAR – State Highway 7 near Hutchinson has been reopened.

A stretch of Highway 7, just east of state Highway 22, had been closed this afternoon following a crash.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported the highway had reopened at 6 p.m.

Roads in the region continue to be challenging for motorists.

Most highways in Willmar area are reported in difficult driving condition, but roads around Paynesville are in hazardous condition.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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