Minnesota State Highway 11
|Maintained by Mn/DOT|
|Length:||209.971 mi (337.916 km)|
|Existed:||1920 – present|
|West end:||ND 66 at the Red River|
|East end:||Sha-Sha Resort at Island View|
|Counties:||Kittson, Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Koochiching|
Minnesota State Highway 11 (MN 11) is a highway in northwest and north-central Minnesota, which runs from North Dakota Highway 66 at the North Dakota state line (near Drayton, ND) and continues east to its eastern terminus at the community of Island View at Rainy Lake, near International Falls.
The route follows the Rainy River between Baudette and International Falls.
Highway 11 is 210 miles (340 km) in length.
The Rainy Lake Visitor Center at Voyageurs National Park is located 12 miles east of International Falls near Highway 11. The Visitor Center is located immediately south of the junction of Highway 11 and County Road 96. The visitor entrance is located on County Road 96.
State Highway 11 was authorized in 1920 from Donaldson east to International Falls, then south through the Iron Range to Duluth. U.S. 169 was routed along this highway from 1930 to 1934. In 1934, the north–south portion was redesignated U.S. 53, and Highway 11 was extended on the east to its current terminus east of Island View; and on the west to the Red River, to what is now North Dakota Highway 66.
In response to the I-35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis on August 1, 2007, Governor Tim Pawlenty ordered the inspection of all Minnesota bridges. During an August 21, 2007 inspection, cracks were found in the Drayton Bridge (Highway 11 / Highway 66), which crosses the Red River between Drayton, ND and Donaldson, MN. The two cracks found in the structure were believed to be recent, within the previous six months. The bridge was inspected in March 2007 during which no cracks were found. The bridge is a major crossing for sugar beet trucks making their way to Drayton, ND. The bridge was scheduled for replacement in 2009.
|Red River of the North||0.000||0.000||Continues as ND 66 west – Drayton.|
|Kittson||Teien Township||1.909||3.072||MN 220 south – Alvarado|
|Donaldson||11.537||18.567||US 75 – Crookston, Winnipeg|
|Karlstad||28.868||46.459||US 59 – Thief River Falls, Winnipeg|
|Roseau||Greenbush||48.231||77.620||MN 32 south – Thief River Falls|
|Ross Township||63.582||102.325||MN 308 north – Pinecreek|
|Fox||64.577||103.927||MN 89 north – Pinecreek||West end of MN 89 concurrency|
|Roseau||70.679||113.747||MN 89 south / MN 310 north – Grygla, Steinbach||east end of MN 89 concurrency|
|Warroad||91.670||147.529||MN 313 north – Steinbach|
|Lake of the Woods||Baudette Township||128.197||206.313||MN 172 north – Wheeler's Point|
|Baudette||129.170||207.879||MN 72 north – Rainy River||West end of MN 72 concurrency|
|130.864||210.605||MN 72 south – Blackduck||East end of MN 72 concurrency|
|Koochiching||Pelland||186.822||300.661||US 71 south – Bemidji||West end of US 71 concurrency|
|Rainy Lake||193.730||311.778||MN 332 east – Island View|
|International Falls||197.991||318.636||US 71 north – Fort Frances||East end of US 71 concurrency|
|198.056||318.740||US 53 south – Virginia||West end of US 53 concurrency|
|198.125||318.851||US 53 north – Fort Frances||East end of US 53 concurrency|
|198.500||319.455||MN 332 south – Pelland|
|Rainy Lake||210.109||338.138||East shore of Dove Island||Sha-Sha Resort|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
- Minnesota DNR website for Franz Jevne State Park - Link
- MOM's Way tourism website - Link
- Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 1–25". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved September 26, 2010.[self-published source]
- News related to the sugar and sugar beet growing industry on www.beetseed.com - August 22, 2007