Minnesota State Highway 210

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Trunk Highway 210 marker

Trunk Highway 210
MN 210 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 227.916 mi[2] (366.795 km)
Existed: July 1, 1949[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: ND 210 at the Red River
 

US 75 / MN 9 at Breckenridge
I-94 / US 59 at Fergus Falls
US 71 at Hewitt
US 10 at Staples
US 10 / MN 64 at Motley
MN 371 at Baxter
MN 6 at Crosby
US 169 at Aitkin
MN 65 at McGregor

I-35 at Carlton
East end: MN 23 at Duluth
Location
Counties: Wilkin, Otter Tail, Todd, Morrison, Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Carlton, St. Louis
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 200 US 212

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.

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 description[edit]

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).

History[edit]

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 210[edit]

U.S. Highway 210
Location: CarltonMotley
Existed: 1926[11]–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.[11]

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 intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Wilkin Breckenridge 0.000 0.000 ND 210 west to I-29 / ND 13 – Wahpeton
0.219 0.352 US 75 north – Moorhead west end of US 75 overlap
0.764 1.230 US 75 south / MN 9 south – Breckenridge east end of US 75 overlap; west end of MN 9 overlap
Connelly Township 2.241 3.607 MN 9 north / CSAH 16 south – Barnesville East end of MN 9 overlap
Otter Tail Fergus Falls 24.248 39.023 I-94 west / US 59 north (US 52 north) – Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Detroit Lakes West end of I-94 / US 52 / US 59 overlap; MN 210 west follows exit 54
24.691–
25.047
39.736–
40.309
CSAH 1 – Fergus Falls, Wendell Interchange; I-94 exit 55
Buse Township 26.446 42.561 I-94 east / US 59 south (US 52 south) / CSAH 25 south – Alexandria East end of I-94 / US 52 / US 59 overlap; MN 210 east follows exit 57
Battle Lake 45.583 73.359 MN 78 – Battle Lake, Ashby, Glendalough State Park
Henning 60.592 97.513 MN 108 west (Douglas Avenue) – Henning, Ottertail, Airport
Inman Township 66.412 106.880 MN 29 – Wadena, Alexandria
Todd Hewitt 77.512 124.743 US 71 – Wadena, Long Prairie
Staples 93.558 150.567 US 10 west – Wadena West end of US 10 overlap
Morrison Motley 100.707 162.072 US 10 east – Little Falls East end of US 10 overlap
Cass May Township 101.023 162.581 MN 64 north – Akeley
Crow Wing Baxter 120.539 193.989 MN 371 – Nisswa west end of MN 371 Bus. overlap
Brainerd 122.095–
122.215
196.493–
196.686
Washington Street Bridge over Mississippi River
122.663 197.407
MN 371 Bus. south (North 6th Street) / Great River Road (National Route) south
east end of MN 371 Bus. overlap; west end of Great River Road overlap
123.203 198.276 CSAH 45 south / Inter-County C south (13th Street)
123.879 199.364
MN 25 south / CSAH 3 north / Inter-County C north / Great River Road (National Route) north – Merrifield, Crosslake, Pierz
east end of Great River Road overlap
Crosby 137.855 221.856
MN 6 north / Great River Road (National Route) south – Emily, Remer
West end of MN 6 / Great River Road overlap
Deerwood 142.248 228.926 MN 6 south – Garrison East end of MN 6 overlap
Aitkin Aitkin 152.441 245.330
US 169 south / Great River Road (National Route) north (Minnesota Avenue) to MN 47 – Garrison
east end of Great River Road overlap; west end of US 169 overlap
Morrison Township 160.351 258.060 US 169 north – Grand Rapids east end of US 169 overlap
McGregor 174.536 280.888 MN 65 north to US 2 West end of MN 65 overlap
McGregor Township 175.734 282.816 MN 65 south – Mora, Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge East end of MN 65 overlap
Carlton Cromwell 196.233 315.806 MN 73 – Floodwood, Moose Lake
Twin Lakes Township 215.986–
216.107
347.596–
347.791
I-35 – Duluth, St. Paul, Minneapolis I-35 exit 235
216.253 348.025 CSAH 61 south – Atkinson former US 61 south
Carlton 218.558 351.735 MN 45 north / CSAH 1 south – Scanlon, Wrenshall west end of CR 1 overlap; former US 61 north
Thomson 219.846 353.808 CSAH 1 north (Dalles Avenue) east end of CR 1 overlap
St. Louis Duluth (Fond du Lac) 227.790 366.592 MN 23 – Duluth, Sandstone
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

  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. 
  2. ^ a b Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. September 6, 2011. 
  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. ^ Official Railroad Map of Minnesota (Map). 1886.  Reprinted by the Minnesota Historical Society in 1994.
  5. ^ 1954 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H. M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. January 1, 1954. § B11-F11. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b 1956 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H. M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1956. § B11-F11. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ 1957 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H. M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1957. § M10. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c 1970 Official Highway Map of Minnesota (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. 1970. § B12-M11. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c 1971 Official Highway Map of Minnesota (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. 1971. § B12-M11. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 152–218". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved April 5, 2006. [self-published source]
  11. ^ a b Droz, Robert V. (1998). "1927 US Numbered Highways". US Highways: From US 1 to (U.S. 830). Self-published. Retrieved April 7, 2006. [unreliable source]