Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-2: Grand Forks to Bemidji

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs 115 miles along U.S. Route 2 from East Grand Forks adjacent to the North Dakota border to Bemidji. The corridor runs through Crookston, Fosston, and Bagley. It passes through the agricultural region of the Red River Valley to the forested region of the Mississippi Headwaters State Forest outside of Bemidji.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 2,400 – 19,600
  • 2009 HCADT: 120 – 1,700
  • Key Highway Connections: US-71, US-75
  • Number of lanes: 2

Public Transit

  • Paul Bunyan Transit
  • Jefferson Lines
  • Tri-Valley Heartland Express


  • Heartland and Paul Bunyan State Trails

Key Airports

  • Bemidji Regional Airport


  • BNSF
  • Soo

Major Industries

  • Education, entertainment/shopping, healthcare, recreation