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Northeastern Minnesota seasonal rest areas are now open

Jun 20, 2020 11:55AM ● By Editor
From the Minnesota Department of Transportation - June 19, 2020

MnDOT is opening its seasonal rest areas Monday, June 22. The rest areas did not open this spring due to COVID-19.

Northeast Minnesota seasonal rest areas include Knife River, McGregor, Big Sandy, Independence, Cut Face Creek and Cross River. All Class 2 rest areas are opening, including Mt. Josephine rest area, which the DNR maintains for MnDOT. These locations have limited resources, no running water and are primarily on recreational routes. MnDOT has now installed hand sanitizing stations at each of the rest areas. 

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