Minnesota State Highway 210

Minnesota State Highway 210 (MN 210) is a state highway in west-central, central, and northeast Minnesota, which runs from North Dakota Highway 210 (ND 210) at the North Dakota state line (at Breckenridge), and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with MN 23 in Duluth near the Saint Louis River.

Trunk Highway 210 marker

Trunk Highway 210

MN 210 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MnDOT
Length227.916 mi[2] (366.795 km)
ExistedJuly 1, 1949[1]–present
Major junctions
West end ND 210 at the Red River
Major intersections
East end MN 23 at Duluth
Location
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountiesWilkin, Otter Tail, Todd, Morrison, Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Carlton, St. Louis
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highway System
MN 200 US 212

The route runs across Minnesota from west-central to northeast; connecting Fergus Falls, Brainerd, and Duluth. At the western terminus of MN 210, upon crossing the Red River, the roadway becomes ND 210 and feeds into ND 13. MN 210 is 228 miles (367 km) in length.

Route descriptionEdit

 
MN 210 crosses the Saint Louis River in Thomson

MN 210 serves as an east–west route in west-central, central, and northeast Minnesota between Breckenridge, Fergus Falls, Staples, Baxter, Brainerd, Carlton, and Duluth.

For part of its route (7 mi or 11 km), MN 210 is concurrent with US Highway 10 (US 10) between Motley and Staples in central Minnesota. The highway crosses the Washington Street Bridge at the Mississippi River in Brainerd and the Saint Louis River in Thomson.

The portion of MN 210 in Aitkin County is officially designated the "Dale Wayrynen Memorial Highway".[3] This same designation is also signed on MN 210 in Carlton County from Cromwell westbound to the county line with Aitkin County.

MN 210 passes through the Cuyuna Range in Crow Wing County and the Fond du Lac State Forest in Carlton County. Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is located on the highway in Crow Wing County near Crosby and Ironton; northeast of Brainerd. Jay Cooke State Park is located on MN 210 in Carlton County.[4] The park is located between Carlton and Fond du Lac (Duluth).

HistoryEdit

 

Trunk Highway 3

LocationBreckenridge to Staples
Existed1920–1955

MN 210 was authorized on July 1, 1949 between then-US 61 (now MN 45) in Carlton and MN 23 in Duluth,[1] acting as an eastern extension of US 210. Circa 1955, the highway was expanded on the west end of US 210, replacing former MN 3 from Staples to the North Dakota state line at Breckenridge.[5][6] The original eastern segment was subsequently renumbered as part of MN 39 in 1956.[6][7]

When US 210 was removed in 1970, the highway was redesignated MN 210. The historic original route of MN 210 between Carlton and Duluth was changed back at this time as well.[8][9]

MN 210 runs along the original mainline of the Northern Pacific Railway as built westward from Carlton to Staples. Between Henning and Breckenridge, the highway runs along a former branch line of the Northern Pacific Railway. Most of the branch line has since been abandoned.

The western section of the highway, between Breckenridge and Fergus Falls, was originally part of Minnesota Constitutional Route 3. Between Fergus Falls and Henning, the highway was part of Constitutional Route 36. The section between Carlton and Motley was part of Constitutional Route 2.[10]

US 210Edit

 

U.S. Highway 210

LocationCarltonMotley
Existed1926[citation needed]–1970[8][9]

MN 210 from Carlton to Motley, the eastern portion of the present day highway, was originally part of U.S. Route 210 from 1926 to 1970. During 1970, US 210 was decommissioned from Carlton to Motley and re-designated MN 210 that same year.[8][9]

US 210 was originally commissioned in 1926 by the American Association of State Highway Officials, as one of the original US Highways.[citation needed]

In the 1934 numbering plan, US 210 from Carlton to Motley was slated to be re-designated as U.S. Route 208. The road was almost re-numbered because of a routing change in its parent road (US 10). Ultimately, US 10 was routed along former US 10N. US 208 was shown on some maps in the mid-1930s running from Carlton to Motley, but the number was not officially commissioned or signed, and US 210 kept its number.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Red River of the North0.0000.000 
 
ND 210 west – Wahpeton
Continuation into North Dakota
WilkinBreckenridge0.2190.352 
 
US 75 north – Moorhead
Western end of US 75 concurrency
0.7641.230 
 
 
 
US 75 south / MN 9 south – Breckenridge
Eastern end of US 75 concurrency; western end of MN 9 concurrency
Connelly Township2.2413.607 
 
 
 
MN 9 north / CSAH 16 south – Barnesville
Eastern end of MN 9 concurrency
Otter TailFergus Falls24.24839.023 
 
 
 
I-94 west / US 59 north (US 52) – Moorhead
Western end of I-94/US 52/US 59 concurrency; MN 210 west follows exit 54
24.691–
25.047
39.736–
40.309
  CSAH 1 – Fergus Falls, WendellInterchange; I-94 exit 55
Buse Township26.44642.561 
 
 
 
 
 
I-94 east / US 59 south (US 52) / CSAH 25 south – Alexandria
Eastern end of I-94/US 52/US 59 concurrency; western end of CSAH 25 concurrency
Fergus Falls27.41744.123 
 
CSAH 25 north / Otter Trail Scenic Byway
Eastern end of CSAH 25 concurrency; western end of Otter Trail Scenic Byway concurrency
28.27845.509  CSAH 82 (Pebble Lake Road)Formerly US 52/US 59
29.06646.777  CSAH 29 / Otter Trail Scenic BywayEastern end of Otter Trail Scenic Byway concurrency
Battle Lake45.58373.359  MN 78 / Otter Trail Scenic Byway – Battle Lake, Ashby, Glendalough State ParkWestern end of Otter Trail Scenic Byway concurrency
Vining54.58287.841  CSAH 40 / Otter Trail Scenic BywayEastern end of Otter Trail Scenic Byway concurrency
Henning60.59297.513 
 
MN 108 west (Douglas Avenue) – Henning, Ottertail, Airport
Inman Township66.412106.880  MN 29 – Wadena, Alexandria
ToddHewitt77.512124.743  US 71 – Wadena, Long Prairie
Staples93.558150.567 
 
US 10 west – Wadena
Western end of US 10 concurrency
MorrisonMotley100.707162.072 
 
US 10 east – Little Falls
Eastern end of US 10 concurrency
CassMay Township101.023162.581 
 
MN 64 north – Akeley
Crow WingBaxter120.539193.989  MN 371 – NisswaWestern end of MN 371 Bus. concurrency
Brainerd122.095–
122.215
196.493–
196.686
Washington Street Bridge over Mississippi River
122.663197.407 
 
 
 
 
MN 371 Bus. south (North 6th Street) / Great River Road (National Route) south
Eastern end of MN 371 Bus. concurrency; western end of Great River Road concurrency
122.967197.8968th StreetFormer MN 18
123.203198.276 
 
 
 
CSAH 45 south / Inter-County C south (13th Street)
123.879199.364 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MN 25 south / CSAH 3 north / Inter-County C north / Great River Road (National Route) north – Merrifield, Crosslake, Pierz
Eastern end of Great River Road concurrency
Crosby137.855221.856 
 
 
 
 
MN 6 north / Great River Road (National Route) south – Emily, Remer
Western end of MN 6/Great River Road concurrency
Deerwood142.248228.926 
 
MN 6 south – Garrison
Eastern end of MN 6 concurrency
AitkinAitkin152.441245.330 
 
 
 
 
 
 
US 169 south / Great River Road (National Route) north (Minnesota Avenue) to MN 47 – Garrison
Eastern end of Great River Road concurrency; western end of US 169 concurrency
Morrison Township160.351258.060 
 
US 169 north – Grand Rapids
Eastern end of US 169 concurrency
McGregor174.536280.888 
 
MN 65 north – Range Cities
Western end of MN 65 concurrency
McGregor Township175.734282.816 
 
MN 65 south – Mora, Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Eastern end of MN 65 concurrency
CarltonCromwell196.233315.806  MN 73 – Floodwood, Moose Lake
Twin Lakes Township215.986–
216.107
347.596–
347.791
  I-35 – Duluth, St. Paul, MinneapolisI-35 exit 235
216.253348.025 
 
 
 
CSAH 61 south / Old US 61 – Atkinson
Western end of CSAH 61 concurrency
Carlton218.558351.735  
 
 
 
 
 
MN 45 / CSAH 61 north / CSAH 1 south / Old US 61 – Scanlon, Wrenshall
Western end of CSAH 1 concurrency; eastern end of CSAH 61 concurrency
Thomson219.846353.808 
 
CSAH 1 north (Dalles Avenue)
Eastern end of CSAH 1 concurrency
St. LouisDuluth227.790366.592  MN 23 – Duluth, Sandstone
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Minnesota Legislature. "Chapter 663-H.F. No. 1792". Session Laws of Minnesota for 1949. Earl L. Berg, Commissioner of Administration. pp. 1177–85. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ a b Minnesota Department of Transportation (September 6, 2011). Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation.
  3. ^ Minnesota Legislature (2010). "161.14, Names and Designations of Certain Highways". 2010 Minnesota Statutes. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Subd. 39. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
  4. ^ Rand McNally and Company; Minnesota Office of Railroad Commissioners (1886). Official Railroad Map of Minnesota (Map). [1:760,320]. Chicago: Rand McNally and Company. OCLC 37047373. Retrieved August 30, 2020 – via Minnesota Historical Society.
  5. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways; H.M. Gousha (1954). Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). Scale not given. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Highways. §§ B11-F11. OCLC 5673160, 80405240. Retrieved December 1, 2010 – via Minnesota Digital Library. (Showing road conditions as of January 1, 1954)
  6. ^ a b Minnesota Department of Highways; H.M. Gousha (1956). Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). 1:760,320. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Highways. §§ B11-F11. OCLC 5673160, 80405240, 381173598. Retrieved December 1, 2010 – via Minnesota Digital Library.
  7. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways; H.M. Gousha (1957). Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). 1:760,320. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Highways. § M10. OCLC 5673160, 80405240. Retrieved December 1, 2010 – via Minnesota Digital Library.
  8. ^ a b c Minnesota Department of Highways (1970). Official Road Map (Map). 1:1,137,760. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Highways. §§ B12-M11. OCLC 5673160, 80405240, 70295993. Retrieved December 1, 2010 – via Minnesota Digital Library.
  9. ^ a b c Minnesota Department of Highways (1971). Official Road Map (Map). 1:1,137,760. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Highways. §§ B12-M11. OCLC 5673160, 80405240, 45785565. Retrieved December 1, 2010 – via Minnesota Digital Library.
  10. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 152–218". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Retrieved April 5, 2006.[self-published source]

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