Minnesota State Highway 32

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Trunk Highway 32
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 144.845 mi[2] (233.105 km)
Existed: 1920[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: MN 34 at Tansem Township,
near Barnesville
  US 10 near Hawley
MN 113 at Syre
MN 200 near Twin Valley
MN 102 at Fertile
US 2 at Marcoux
MN 92 near Red Lake Falls
US 59 / MN 1 at Thief River Falls
North end: MN 11 at Greenbush
Location
Counties: Clay, Norman, Polk, Red Lake, Pennington, Marshall, Roseau
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 30 MN 33

Minnesota State Highway 32 (MN 32) is a highway in west-central and northwest Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 34 in Tansem Township near Barnesville and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 11 in Greenbush at Roseau County.

Highway 32 is 145 miles (233 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 32 serves as a north–south route between Tansem Township, Twin Valley, Fertile, Red Lake Falls, Thief River Falls, and Greenbush in west-central and northwest Minnesota.

Highway 32 parallels U.S. 75 and U.S. 59 throughout its route.

The route passes through the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge in Polk County, east of Crookston, west of Erskine.[3][4]

History[edit]

Highway 32 was authorized in 1920 from present-day U.S. 2 to Greenbush.[5] The southern segment extending to Highway 34 was authorized in 1933.[1]

In 1940, the route was mostly gravel north of U.S. Highway 2. By 1953, only the southernmost five miles (8 km) of the route were still gravel. Completely paved in the present day.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Clay Tansem Township 0.000 0.000 MN 34
Eglon Township 15.389-15.598 US 10 Interchange
Norman Syre 36.460 58.677 MN 113
Wild Rice Township 44.822 72.134 MN 200 South end of MN 200 overlap
46.949 75.557 MN 200 North end of MN 200 overlap
Polk Garfield Township 62.425 100.463 MN 102
Grove Park-Tilden Township 77.001 123.921 US 2
Red Lake Lake Pleasant Township 82.130 132.175 MN 92
Pennington Thief River Falls 104.234 167.748 US 59 / MN 1 South end of MN 1 overlap
104.588 168.318 MN 1 North end of MN 1 overlap
Roseau Greenbush 144.879 233.160 MN 11
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of Routes 26-50". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Retrieved February 24, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website -- Glacial Ridge Refuge - Link
  4. ^ U.S. Dept. of Agriculture / Natural Resources Conservation website -- Glacial Ridge article - Link
  5. ^ Minnesota State Legislature (2010). "§ 161.114, Constitutional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved October 18, 2010.