Minnesota State Highway 32

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Trunk Highway 32
Route information
Maintained by MnDOT
Length144.845 mi[2] (233.105 km)
ExistedNovember 2, 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
CountiesClay, Norman, Polk, Red Lake, Pennington, Marshall, Roseau
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 30MN 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 intersection with State Highway 11 at Greenbush in 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.

The route is also known as:

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]

State Highway 32 was established November 2, 1920.[1] At this time, it ran from State Highway 8 (present-day U.S. 2) west of Crookston to Greenbush.

By 1923, the road was mostly graveled, with a section of unimproved dirt between Holt and Middle River and another north of Strathcona.[5] All graveling was completed by 1930.[6]

In 1933, the route was extended south, from U.S. 2 to State Highway 34 south of Rollag. This extension was graveled in its entirety.[7]

When U.S. 59 was established in Minnesota in 1935, it ran concurrent with Highway 32 between Thief River Falls and present-day Marshall County State-Aid Highway 28 (north of Holt) until 1960.

North of U.S. 2, the highway was paved in sections throughout the 1940s.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

South of U.S. 2, the first section of highway to be paved was from the junction with then-Highway 31 (now Highway 200) north of Twin Valley to a point just south of Fertile in 1937;[15][16] paving was extended into both Fertile and Twin Valley in 1940,[17][16] as well as from U.S. 10 to Hitterdal (although part of the latter segment was reverted to gravel in 1943).[18] In 1948, it was paved from U.S. 10 north to Ulen, and then from Ulen to Twin Valley the following year.[18][17] Paving from Highway 102 to U.S. 2 and from Rollag to U.S. 10 was done in 1952 and the final segment from Highway 34 to Rollag in 1954,[19][20] making the route paved in its entirety.[21]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
ClayTansem Township0.0000.000 MN 34 to I-94 / US 52 – BarnesvilleSouthern terminus
Eglon Township15.389–
15.598
24.766–
25.103
US 10 – Moorhead, Detroit LakesInterchange
NormanHome Lake Township36.46058.677 MN 113 east – WaubunWestern terminus of MN 113
Wild Rice Township44.82272.134 MN 200 west – AdaSouthern end of MN 200 concurrency
46.94975.557 MN 200 east – MahnomenNorthern end of MN 200 concurrency
PolkGarfield Township62.425100.463 MN 102 north – CrookstonSouthern terminus of MN 102
Grove Park-Tilden Township77.001123.921 US 2 – Crookston, Bagley
Red LakeLake Pleasant Township82.130132.175 MN 92 east – BrooksWestern terminus of MN 92
PenningtonThief River Falls104.234167.748 US 59 / MN 1 west (3rd Street W, 3rd Street E)Southern end of MN 1 concurrency
104.588168.318 MN 1 east (8th Street E) – Northland Community & Technical CollegeNorthern end of MN 1 concurrency
RoseauGreenbush144.879233.160 MN 11 – Roseau, KarlstadNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Minnesota State Legislature (2010). "§ 161.114, Constitutional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 14, 2012. 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 Archived 2006-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Map of Trunk Highway System, State of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by McGill-Warner Co. Minnesota Highway Department. May 1, 1923. § C-3 through C-7. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  6. ^ 1930 Map of Trunk Highway System, State of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by McGill-Warner Co. Minnesota Highway Department. April 1, 1930. § D-11 through K-9. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  7. ^ 1934 Map of Trunk Highway System, State of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by McGill-Warner Co. Minnesota Highway Department. May 1, 1934. § C-3 through C-11. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 6301" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 5703" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 5704" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 4503" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 4504" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  13. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 6805" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  14. ^ Minnesota 1950 Official Highway Map (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. January 1, 1950. § C-3 through C-11. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 5405" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 6006" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  17. ^ a b "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 5404" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 1403" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 6007" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  20. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 1402" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  21. ^ 1955 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Co. Minnesota Department of Highways. January 1, 1955. § C-3 through C-10. Retrieved November 26, 2018.

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

Highway 32 at The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page