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About District 3
Supporting the transportation network of central Minnesota

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District Profile


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District 3, which encompasses much of central Minnesota, has two full service offices - headquarters is located in Baxter, with the second office in St. Cloud. Twenty truck stations, staffed with experienced transportation specialists, are strategically located throughout the district. This presence helps to provide efficient highway construction and maintenance, which benefits all customers, internal and external.


Approximately 360 dedicated employees are skilled in engineering, snow and ice control, traffic, land acquisition, business planning and much more. District 3 is staffed to be a competitive organization. Each person plays an important role in the safety and efficiency of Minnesota’s transportation system.



Hwy 371 Bridge

Prairie to Pine


The district has the largest population base outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. The district’s southern boundary is located adjacent to the metro area and is rapidly becoming part of the greater urbanized area with a strong commuter demand. That demand is currently served by highways, buses and park and ride lots. The central portion of the district wraps around the St. Cloud metropolitan area, which is one of Minnesota’s fastest growing communities. To the north there are hundreds of lakes and resorts surrounded by pine and birch forests. About District 3 printable brochure,





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Prairie to Pine


District 3 is located in the central portion of Minnesota and includes all or parts of the following counties:


  • Aitkin
  • Benton
  • Cass
  • Crow Wing
  • Isanti
  • Kanabec
  • Mille Lacs
  • Morrison
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Todd
  • Wright
  • Wadena















A few of District 3's major projects:


Project dates subject to change


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