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May 2, 2022

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Flooding update: Highway 75 closed from Highway 171 to Canadian border

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (11:15 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed Highway 75 from Highway 171 to the Canadian border. The highway is closed due to flooding. Highway 6, three miles south of Highway 1, has water over the road. Highway 6 is still open, but motorists are urged to use caution. Other area highways will remain closed until further notice and traffic should seek alternate routes.
Seven highways in northwestern Minnesota remain closed due to flooding.
Highways that remain closed:

  • Highway 1 from Marshall County Road 17 into Oslo
  • Highway 2B - Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks
  • Highway 75 from Highway 171 to Canadian border
  • Highway 92 between Highway 59 in Brooks and Highway 32
  • Highway 175 from Kittson County Road 34 to North Dakota Border
  • Highway 220 between Highway 1 and Highway 11
  • Highway 317 between Highway 220 and North Dakota border

Highways that remain open, but currently have water over the road:

  • Highway 6 – three miles south of Highway 1
  • Highway 59 south of Winger

Highways that have been opened and are clear of water:

  • Highway 1 west of Red Lake
  • Highway 2 Crookston (east of Jackson Ave)
  • Highway 92 north of Zerkel
  • Highway 200 east of Mahnomen
  • Highway 113- 4 miles east of Waubun

When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.