Minnesota State Highway 200

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Trunk Highway 200 marker

Trunk Highway 200
MN 200 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MnDOT
Length201.203 mi[1] (323.805 km)
Existed1969–present
Major junctions
West end ND 200 at the Red River
 
East end US 2 in Northeast Aitkin
Location
CountiesNorman, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Hubbard, Cass, Aitkin
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 197MN 210

Minnesota State Highway 200 (MN 200) is a 201.203-mile-long (323.805 km) highway in northwest and northeast Minnesota, which runs from North Dakota Highway 200 at the North Dakota state line near Halstad, and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 2 in Northeast Aitkin County, 9-miles west of Floodwood.

At the western terminus, upon crossing the Red River, the roadway continues westward as state highways numbered 200 all the way to Idaho. Minnesota State Highway 200 is the eastern end of a nationwide chain of similarly numbered state highways that stretch from Minnesota to Idaho.

The route runs across Minnesota from west to east; connecting Ada, Mahnomen, Walker, and Floodwood.

Route description[edit]

Highway 200 serves as an east–west route in northwest and northeast Minnesota between Halstad, Ada, Mahnomen, Walker, Remer, Hill City, and Floodwood. Highway 200 parallels U.S. Highway 2 throughout its route

For part of its route (8-miles), Highway 200 is concurrent with Highway 371 through the city of Walker.

Highway 200 also runs together with U.S. Highway 71 for 13 miles (21 km) in Hubbard County between the town of Kabekona and Itasca State Park.

Highway 200 passes through the following forests:

Highway 200 crosses the Mississippi River twice. Once at Jacobson in northeast Aitkin County, and once near Itasca State Park in southeast Clearwater County. Itasca State Park is located on Highways 200 and 71 at the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The north park entrance is located on Highways 92 / 200 between Park Rapids and Bagley.

Highway 200 is also known as Minnesota Avenue in Walker and Main Street in Remer.

History[edit]

Highway 200 was designated and signed circa 1969 as part of a link of state routes numbered 200 stretching from Minnesota to Idaho.[2]

The route in Minnesota was previously numbered:

  • State Highway 116 (from the North Dakota state line to U.S. 75.)
  • State Highway 31 (from U.S. 75, later the North Dakota state line to State Highway 92; later extended to Highway 371 near Walker.)
  • State Highway 92 (from the intersection of present-day Highways 92 and 200 to U.S. 71; then later extended to Highway 371 near Walker.)
  • State Highway 85 (from U.S. 71 to Highway 371 near Walker.)
  • State Highway 34 (from Highway 371 at Walker to U.S. 2, west of Floodwood.)

The route was mostly gravel in 1940, mostly paved by 1953, and completely paved by 1960.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1][3][4][5]kmDestinationsNotes
Red River of the North0.0000.000 ND 200 west – HillsboroContinuation into North Dakota
North Dakota–Minnesota state line
NormanHalstad0.9101.465 US 75 north – CrookstonNorthern end of US 75 concurrency
Hendrum Township4.9107.902 US 75 south – MoorheadSouthern end of US 75 concurrency
Ada18.84130.322 MN 9 to US 10 – Crookston
Wild Rice Township29.85848.052 MN 32 south – Twin ValleySouthern end of MN 32 concurrency
31.88551.314 MN 32 north – Gary, FertileNorthern end of MN 32 concurrency
MahnomenMarsh CreekPembina
township line
46.67475.115 US 59 – Detroit Lakes, Thief River Falls
ClearwaterZerkel74.368119.684 MN 92 north – BagleySouthern terminus of MN 92
Itasca Township84.197135.502CR 38 (North Entrance Road) – Itasca State Park
HubbardLake Alice Township91.359147.028 US 71 south – Park RapidsWestern end of US 71 concurrency
Kabekona105.034169.036 US 71 north – BemidjiEastern end of US 71 concurrency
Hendrickson Township109.660176.481 MN 64 south – Akeley
CassShingobee Township119.594192.468 MN 371 north – Cass LakeNorthern end of MN 371 concurrency
Walker123.674199.034 MN 34 west – Akeley, Park Rapids
Ah-gwah-ching126.439203.484Ah-gwah-ching Road westFormer MN 290
Shingobee Township128.419206.670 MN 371 south – Pine River, BrainerdSouthern end of MN 371 concurrency
Kego Township144.030231.794 MN 84 south – Longville
Remer Township158.137254.497 MN 6 south – CrosbyWestern end of MN 6 concurrency
Remer158.908255.738 MN 6 north – Deer RiverEastern end of MN 6 concurrency
AitkinHill Lake Township175.181281.926 US 169 – Aitkin, Grand Rapids
Mississippi River191.381–
191.419
307.998–
308.059
Jacobson Bridge
Jacobson191.552308.273 MN 65 south – McGregorSouthern end of MN 65 concurrency
Ball Bluff Township191.949308.912 MN 65 north – Swan River, NashwaukNorthern end of MN 65 concurrency
Northeast Aitkin201.318323.990 US 2 – Duluth, Grand Rapids
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Staff (August 20, 2010). "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing: Construction District 1" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 4, 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 152–218". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved November 29, 2010.[self-published source]
  3. ^ Staff (August 23, 2010). "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing: Construction District 2" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 4, 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Staff (August 23, 2010). "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing: Construction District 4" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 4, 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  5. ^ Staff (August 23, 2010). "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing: Construction District 3" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 4, 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2010.