Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

June 19, 2020

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Seasonal rest areas to open Monday, June 22

DULUTH, Minn. — 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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