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A car speeds down a rural Dickinson road Friday, leaving a cloud of dust behind it.

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Jonathan Ficek can't open the windows to his house in the summer anymore, unless he wants to clean the whole thing when he gets home.


"It's almost like a fog in my yard," the Manning-area farmer said.

So far, his cattle have had enough sense to walk away from the road and not eat the grass affected by the scoria dust coming off the gravel roads.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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