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St. Louis County workers Scott Mottonen (left) and Mark Johnson work together to fill rumble strips along County Highway 4 about six miles south of Biwabik in 2011. The slurry is made of a mix of cement, taconite tailings, oil and water. Crews will soon begin filling similar strips along the centerline of Highway 61. Photo by Bob King.

MnDOT responds to grumbles about rumbles

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After an outpouring of complaints, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has decided to fill centerline rumble strips on Highway 61 in Lake and Cook counties.

MnDOT officials estimate that a few hundred individual contacts, including a petition with more than 300 signatures, have been made with the agency regarding the rumble strips along that route.

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