Minnesota State Highway 89

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Trunk Highway 89 marker

Trunk Highway 89
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(67)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 143.650 mi[1] (231.182 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 2.svg U.S. 2 at Eckles Township, near Bemidji
  MN-1.svg MN 1 at Red Lake
MN-219.svg MN 219 near Grygla
MN-11.svgMN-310.svg MN 11 , MN 310 at Roseau
North end: PTH 89 near Pinecreek
Location
Counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Marshall, Roseau
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 87 I-90

Minnesota State Highway 89 (MN 89) is a highway in northwest Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with U.S. Highway 2 at Eckles Township, just north of Wilton (near Bemidji) and continues north to its northern terminus at Manitoba Highway 89 near Pinecreek. The route is 144 miles (232 km) in length.

The highway runs around the west side of Red Lake between Bemidji and Roseau. "Moose" signs can be seen along this route.

Route description[edit]

Highway 89 serves as a north–south route between Bemidji, Red Lake, Grygla, Roseau, and the Canadian border.

The route is also known as 5th Avenue SW in the city of Roseau.

Hayes Lake State Park is located 9 miles east of the junction of Highway 89 and Roseau County Road 4. The park entrance is located on Roseau County Road 4.[2]

Highway 89 is concurrent with State Highway 1 for 28 miles (45 km) on the southwest side of Red Lake. This is the longest concurrency with another state highway within Minnesota.

A new U.S. Highway 2 interchange with State Highway 89 in Eckles Township is planned for 2012.

The route is legally defined as Legislative Routes 136 and 218 in the Minnesota Statutes.[3] It is not marked with these numbers.

History[edit]

Highway 89 was authorized in 1933 from U.S. 2 near Bemidji to State Highway 11 at Roseau. The route was extended in 1949 from State Highway 11 to the Canadian border.[4]

The route was mostly gravel in 1953. The last section to be paved was the west side of Red Lake, circa 1963.[4]

Adjoining Manitoba Highway 89 was numbered to correspond with Minnesota Highway 89.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Beltrami Eckles Township 0.000 0.000 US 2 – Bemidji, Bagley
Red Lake Indian Reservation 26.031 41.893 MN 1 east – Red Lake South end of MN 1 overlap
53.975 86.864 MN 1 west – Thief River Falls North end of MN 1 overlap
Marshall Eckvoll Township 86.861 139.789 MN 219 south – Goodridge
Roseau Roseau 125.302 201.654 MN 11 east / MN 310 north – Warroad, Canada East end of MN 11 overlap
Fox 131.406 211.477 MN 11 west – Greenbush West end of MN 11 overlap
Ross Township 132.712 213.579 MN 308 south to MN 11
Canada–United States border 143.967 231.692 PTH 89 north Continuation into Manitoba
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 2" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ Minnesota DNR website for Hayes Lake State Park - Link
  3. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 76-100". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved November 7, 2010. [unreliable source?]