The open road of Interstate 35 is the gateway to cabin country. Sixty miles north of the Twin Cities, drivers often find rest near Kettle River, where one employee rarely takes a break. At 93 years old, Carlyle Myrvold does not live life in the slow lane.
With diesel fuel prices climbing to $4 per gallon, Minnesota is offering long-haul truckers low-interest loans to help them save money, stay cool this summer and reduce pollution on overnight rest stops.
Truckers driving through Minnesota are urging the state to reopen freeway rest areas so they can make mandatory stops.