Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-71: Willmar to Wadena

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs 100 miles between Willmar and Wadena in central Minnesota. Communities along the route include Long Prairie, Sauk Centre, and Spicer. Sibley State Park is located in the southern portion of the corridor.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 1,850 – 15,800
  • 2009 HCADT: 220 – 1,200
  • Number of lanes: 2-4
  • Key highway connections: I-94, US-10, US-12

Public Transit

  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor
  • Friendly Rider Transit
  • Jefferson Lines
  • Kandiyohi Area Transit
  • Rainbow Rider Transit
  • Tri-Cap Transit Connection


  • Scenic Bikeways: BAM, Browns Valley Osceola, Fargo Hudson, Spirit Lake Lancaster
  • Glacial Lakes State Trail


  • BNSF (Willmar to State Line and Minneapolis, Staples, Morris)
  • Soo (CP University to Glenwood)