Minnesota State Highway 210
MN 210 highlighted in red
|Maintained by Mn/DOT|
|Length:||227.916 mi (366.795 km)|
|Existed:||July 1, 1949 – present|
|West end:||ND 210 at the Red River|
|I-35 at Carlton|
|East end:||MN 23 at Duluth|
|Counties:||Wilkin, Otter Tail, Todd, Morrison, Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Carlton, St. Louis|
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.
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". 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. The park is located between Carlton and Fond du Lac (Duluth).
MN 210 was authorized on July 1, 1949 between then-US 61 (now MN 45) in Carlton and MN 23 in Duluth, 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. The original eastern segment was subsequently renumbered as part of MN 39 in 1956.
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.
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.
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.
|Wilkin||Breckenridge||0.000||0.000||ND 210 west to I-29 / ND 13 – Wahpeton||North Dakota state line (bridge over Red River)|
|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|
|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|
|Washington Street Bridge over Mississippi River|
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)|
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|
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|
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–
|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||227.790||366.592||MN 23 – Duluth, Sandstone|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. September 6, 2011.
- 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.
- Official Railroad Map of Minnesota (Map). 1886. Reprinted by the Minnesota Historical Society in 1994.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1957 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H. M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1957. § M10. Retrieved December 1, 2010.
- 1970 Official Highway Map of Minnesota (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. 1970. § B12-M11. Retrieved December 1, 2010.
- 1971 Official Highway Map of Minnesota (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. 1971. § B12-M11. Retrieved December 1, 2010.
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