I crossed the Red River that borders North Dakota and Minnesota at Grand Forks and East Grand Forks around 5 PM. There was a campground on the river on the Minnesota side, but I traveled on, as I wasn't hungry and I have a lot of miles to go and I didn't want to spend money to sleep and not use the park's amenities.
I found out that trucks can park at rest areas for 10 hours while cars can park for 6. I consider myself a truck - a good thing. I couldn't stay at the quiet rest area on Route 2 though, because I came in just before 6 PM and there is a worker hanging around. I didn't want to take the chance that someone would knock on my door and make me leave at 4 AM, so I traveled down Route 9 and then east on I-94. At 9:30 PM, as it was getting dark, I pulled in and found myself near a refrigerated truck, so I had loud white noise to get used to in order to sleep. I did okay.
I am starting to see the lakes that Minnesota is known for. The one at this rest area is flooded, so they must have had a lot of rain this year.