Minnesota State Highway 104

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Trunk Highway 104 marker

Trunk Highway 104
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(74)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 27.320 mi[2] (43.967 km)
Existed: April 22, 1933[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: MN-9.svg MN 9 at Norway Lake Township,
near Sunburg
  County 29.png County 29 at Chippewa Falls Twp.
County 19.png County 19 at Barsness Twp.
North end: MN-28.svg MN-29.svg MN 28 / MN 29 at Glenwood
Location
Counties: Kandiyohi, Swift, Pope
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 102 MN 105

Minnesota State Highway 104 (MN 104) is a highway in west-central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 9 in Norway Lake Township near Sunburg and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highways 28 and 29 in the city of Glenwood.

Highway 104 is 27 miles (43 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 104 serves as a north–south and an east–west route between Sunburg and Glenwood in west-central Minnesota.

Highway 104 changes direction to east–west in Chippewa Falls Township and continues as east–west for 6 miles before returning again to a north–south direction in Barsness Township for the remainder of its route to Glenwood.

The highway is officially marked as a north–south route by its highway shields from beginning to end.

The route serves as the county line in northwest Kandiyohi County and northeast Swift County.

Highway 104 is also known as Franklin Street South in the city of Glenwood.

Monson Lake State Park is located west of Sunburg and west of the junction of Highway 104 and State Highway 9. The park entrance is located off Highway 9 via County Road 95.[3]

The route is legally defined as Route 143 in the Minnesota Statutes.[4] It is not marked with this number.

History[edit]

State Highway 104 was authorized on April 22, 1933.[1]

The route was completely paved by 1960.[5]

From 1934 until 2005, State Highway 104 had continued farther south. The section of present day Kandiyohi County Road 7 between State Highway 9 (at Sunburg) and U.S. Highway 12 (west of Pennock and Willmar) was originally designated Highway 104 until 2005.[5] The original length of 104 was 41 miles.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Kandiyohi Sunburg 13.583 21.860 MN 9 East end of MN 9 overlap
Swift-Kandiyohi county line 14.446 MN 9 West end of MN 9 overlap
Pope Gilchrist Township 23.416 37.684 County 8 west
Lake Johanna Township 23.912 38.483 County 8 east
Chippewa Falls Township 24.959 40.168 County 29
Barsness Township 31.598 50.852 County 19
Glenwood Township 36.309 58.434 County 18
Glenwood 40.891 65.808 MN 28 / MN 29
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chapter 440-H.F. No. 2000", Session Laws of Minnesota for 1933 (Mike Holm, Secretary of State): 881–897 
  2. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 4" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ Minnesota DNR website for Monson Lake State Park - Link
  4. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 101-149". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved November 17, 2010. [unreliable source]