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Feb. 6, 2024

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Hansel Lake rest area temporarily closes for emergency repairs

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. –Effective immediately, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has temporarily closed the Hansel Lake Rest Area on westbound Interstate 94 near Fergus Falls for emergency maintenance repairs due to a water leak. The building will be closed for several days and is expected to reopen Friday, Feb. 9.

Although the building is closed, the rest area parking remains open.
More than 20 million travelers stop at Minnesota rest areas annually. To find a rest area in Minnesota, use MnDOT’s online search tool to learn about services and access at each site by visiting mndot.gov/restareas.