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State Line of North Dakota and Minnesota
City of East Grand Forks. East Grand Forks is located in Northwestern Minnesota on the border with neighboring North Dakota at the intersection of US Highway 2 and Minnesota Highway 220. The city is characterized by small town friendliness and hosts several community events including Catfish Days and the Frosty Bobber fishing tournaments, Heritage Days, and an Arts and Crafts exposition each year. The city also participates in activities with neighboring Grand Forks, ND including the Potato Bowl parade.
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View from highway
Photo view crossing the Red River.
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View from highway
View driving South of the Red River. The Red River is internationally known for its trophy-sized channel catfish. The area from Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, north to Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is prime territory for large catfish.
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Red River State Recreational Area
Access on the South side of the highway. This state recreation area has a 1,200-acre greenway, Included in this greenway area is a new campground that features 72 campsites including 48 electric sites that have full hookups (sewer and water). The new recreation area also includes trails for walking and biking, areas for picnicking and rivers for fishing and boating.
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Junction of Highway #220
Access to communities of Alvarado and Robbin - North of highway. Community of East Grand Forks on the South side of highway. Note: Highway #220 overlaps Highway #2 at this junction.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #17

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Access to Highway #2 Business Route
South side of the highway.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #76

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420 Street SouthWest
South access to community of Bygland. Note: Overlap of Highway #220 ends at this point. Continue South to community of Climax.
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410 Street SouthWest

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Junction of Polk County Roadway #63

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Access to Minnesota State rest area
Access to picnic tables, toilets - North side of the highway.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #60
North access to community of Sherack.
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Community of Fisher
Western boundary. Population: 435. Access to community of Eldred - South side of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving East on Highway #2.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #18 North and #24 South

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Junction of Highway #75
North to communities of Euclid, Warren and Argyle. South to communities of Halstad, Georgetown and Moorhead. Note: Highway #75 overlaps on Highway #2 East. North access to Old Mill State Park. A log cabin and a steam-powered flour mill at the park are reminiscent of the past. Once a year, the grist mill is still used to grind flour. The Middle River flows through the park. Visitors can catch a glimpse of moose, deer, and beaver. Camping - Drive-in Sites 26 sites Electric Sites 10 sites RV Length Limit 67 Feet. Showers Handicapped Accessible Flush Toilets Handicapped Accessible
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City of Crookston
Western boundary. Point of Interest: Univerity of Minnesota, Crookston. Located in the heart of the Red River Valley, it lies on the banks of the Red Lake River. The city was incorporated in 1879, and named after Colonel William Crooks. The community of Crookston features a large, historic downtown. Many of the storefronts have been renovated.
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Welcome to Crookston. Junction of Polk County Roadway #11 North to Gentilly; access to Roadway #61. Access to Crookston Truck Bypass.
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Broadway Ave
Access to Crookston business district and downtown area.
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Access to campground
North side of highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Red Lake River.
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Services, gas and diesel
Available at the highway.
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Junction of Polk County Museum
North side of highway. Access to a picnic area.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #9

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Junction of Polk County Roadway #214

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Junction of Highway #9 and Highway #102
Access South on Highway #9 to communities of Beltrami and Lockhart. Access SouthEast on Highway #102 to community of Fertile. Note: Beginning of Minnesota Highway #32 East overlap at this point.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #248 South

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Junction of Polk County Roadway #46
North access to community of Gentilly.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #44

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Junction of Polk County Roadway #50 North

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Junction of State Highway #32
South access to community of Fertile. North to communities of Red Lake Falls - 9 miles; to Thief River Falls - 27 miles. Note: Highway #32 overlap ends at this point.
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View from highway
View from highway driving East.
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Community of Mentor
Access to business district.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #12
North access to Terrebonne - 10 miles and South to communities of Maple Bay and also to Maple Lake.
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Access to Mentor City Park

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Junction of Polk County Roadway #10
South to communities of Rindal.
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70 Street SouthWest
Junction of Polk County Roadway #38 North and #210 Access to campgrounds - 1 mile. South to the Rydell National Wildlife Refuge. Rydell National Wildlife Refuge has a primary goal of improving production of mallard, wood duck, redhead, ring-necked duck and Canada goose populations
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Access to RV campgrounds
South side of the highway.
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Community of Erskin
Western boundary. Population: 437.
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City of Erskin. Junction of Polk County Roadway #34 - access to Erskin business district. Services and fuel available - North side of the highway.
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Truck Weigh Station
North side of the highway.
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Junction of US Highway #59
North to communities of Thief River Falls and Strandquist; South to Bejou and Detroit Lakes.
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Minnesota State rest area
Access to picnic area - South side of highway.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #207 North

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Welcome to the community of McIntosh.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #41 South and #8 North

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Junction of Polk County Roadway #8 North
Services and fuel available - North side of the highway.
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City park and picnic area
North side of highway.
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View from highway
City of Fosston. In 1987, the city was designated a Minnesota Star City, the 16th in the state. In 1996, Fosston became one of 10 cities in the United States to be named an All America City by the National Civic League. In 1999, Fosston was named a Millennium Community by the White House Millennium Council, one of four in Minnesota.
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Services, gas and diesel
Available at the highway.
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Services and gas only
Available at the highway.
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Access to business district of Fosston
Junction of Polk County Roadway #6 North to community of Trail. Junction of Polk County Roadway #1 South to community of Winger. Access to campgrounds - 2 blocks on the South side of highway.
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Services, gas and diesel
Available on the South side of the highway.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #1 East

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Access to city park
North side of the highway.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #201 South

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Junction of Polk County Roadway #4 South
1 mile to community of Lengby. Access to the White Earth State Forest - South of the highway.
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Junction of Polk County Roadway #24 North

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View from highway
View from highway driving East.
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Clearwater County
Western boundary. Its name was taken from the Ojibway word 'gawakomitgweia,' which means 'clear water.' Undoubtedly the most famous fact about Clearwater County is that it is the home of the source of the mighty Mississippi River whose headwaters are in Lake Itasca which lies inside equally famous Itasca State Park.
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Access to Clearwater Roadway #7
Access to community of Ebroy and Roy Lake - South of the highway; North to Gonvick. Access to Pine Lake Road on the North side of the highway.
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Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #20 North

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Minnesota Forest Area
Western boundary.
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Welcome to the city of Bagley. Population: 1235. Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #25.
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Services, gas and diesel
North side of highway.
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Services, gas and diesel
North side of highway.
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Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #28 South

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Junction of Highway #92
South access to Itasca State Park.
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Fuel available
North of the highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing the Clearwater River.
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Access to a regional airport
South of the highway.
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Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #91

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Walker Brook Valley Road
Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #30 South.
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Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #90 North

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Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #110 South

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View from highway
Community of Shevlin. Population: 137. Access to the county museum. Photo view from highway driving East.
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Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #2
Access to Lake Itasca - 20 mile South of the highway. Access to Itasca state Park - South of highway. Access to the Mississippi Headwaters State Forest - South of the highway. Itasca State Park is Minnesota's oldest state park. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Camping - Drive-in Sites 226 Sites Located in two campgrounds Electric Sites 100 sites Located in both the park's campgrounds. RV Length Limit 60 Feet. Showers Handicapped Accessible Located in Bear Paw and Pine Ridge campgrounds. Flush Toilets Throughout the park. Handicapped accessible Vault Toilets Throughout the Park.
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Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #23 North
Access to community of Leonard - 9 miles.
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Junction of Clearwater County Roadway #17 North

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Beltrami County
Western boundary. Beltrami County covers a total of 1.9 million acres which includes 362,887 acres of lakes and 459,851 acres of state forest lands. There are two Indian reservations, Red Lake and Leech Lake.
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Junction of Beltrami County Roadway #503 South

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Community of Solway
Population: 89. Junction of Beltrami County Roadway #5. Access to community of Pinewood - 6 miles North of highway.
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Services, gas and diesel
North side of highway.
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Junction of Beltrami County Roadway #507

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Junction of Beltrami County Roadway #515 North

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Junction of Beltrami County Roadway #14
South to community of Wilton - 2 miles. Services, gas and diesel available - South of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #89 North
Access to Island Lake and Fourtown. North to community of Roseau.
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Services, gas and diesel
Available on the South side of highway.
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Junction of Beltrami County Roadway #9 North

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City of Bemidji
Western boundary. Bemidji, the judicial seat of Beltrami County, is situated on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving, sister lakes fed by the Mississippi River and is the first city on the Mississippi geographically. Bemidji's waterfront is home to the world-famous statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
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Junction of Highway #71
North to communities of Grand Falls and International Falls; also to the Canadian Border crossing and community of Fort Frances. Note: Highway #71 overlaps Highway #2 at this point. Access to the Lake Bemidji State Park, north of the highway. This park is the perfect playground any time of year, offering visitors swimming, boating, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, camping, biking, picnicking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and year-around naturalist-led activities. Insect-eating sundews, pitcher plants, grass pink, showy lady's slippers, and dragon's mouth on a tamarack bog attracts hikers to explore its beauty. Drive-in Sites 98 Sites Majority of sites provide woodland shade. Some provide privacy of a secluded site. In winter, one site is available for drive-in. Other sites are available on a walk-in basis after deep snow cover. Pull-Through Sites 4 Sites Two of the four pull-through sites are electrical. Electric Sites 43 Sites All sites are 30 amp. RV Length Limit 50 Feet.
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Access into the city of Bemidji
Access to the Paul Bunyan Museum - South side of highway.
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View from highway
View from highway driving East.
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Junction of Highway #71 South
South access to Itasca State Park and Recreational Area and the communities of Kabekona, Park Rapids and Wadena. Note: Highway #71 overlap ends at this point. End of Section 1. For continuation of Minnesota Highway #2, visit milebymile.com.
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Point of Information
Crossing the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River is one of the world's major river systems in size, habitat diversity, and biological productivity. It is the longest and largest river in North America, flowing 3,705 kilometers from its source at Lake Itasca in the Minnesota North Woods, through the mid-continental United States, the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain, and its subtropical Louisiana Delta. 'Mississippi' is an Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian word meaning 'great river or gathering of waters' --an appropriate name because the river basin, or watershed, extends from the Allegheny Mountains in the eastern United States to the Rocky Mountains.
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Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide.
For continuance of this highway east, see Milebymile.com - Section 2- City of Bemidji to City of Duluth