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The Moon family and officials stands in the pedestrian tunnel under Minnesota Highway 61 at the Split Rock River Wayside Friday. The facility is dedicated to Larry Moon, a longtime advocate for the scenic highway. photo by Brittany Berrens

Split Rock River Wayside is officially opened

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After years of planning and construction, the revamped Split Rock River

Wayside on Highway 61 was celebrated with a grand opening ceremony

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last Friday despite strong winds and cool temperatures.

The family of Lawrence "Larry" Moon, for whom the wayside is dedicated,

along with members of the Minnesota Department of Transportation and North Shore Scenic Drive Council, gathered to tour the $350,000 wayside upgrades and had a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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