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A number of Highway 53 relocation scenarios involve building bridges over the Rouchleau mine pit near Virginia, Minn. Here, two drilling barges are collecting core samples and data to help the Minnesota Department of Transportation determine which scenario will be the best option to relocate the Highway. Derek Montgomery/For MPR News

Expanding iron mine returns Minnesota to its road-moving ways

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Virginia - Every day, 10,000 cars zip along Highway 53, one of the Iron Range's most vital transportation arteries.


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