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NORTH End of MN 15: Direct merge into US 10, St. Cloud MN, Benton County MN

Facing north on 15

This is the second-northernmost end of a state highway that carries its number from Iowa into Minnesota; MN 4's north end at I-94 is slightly north of this point.

Facing south, but heading east, on 10

Almost all of US 10 in Minnesota is a four-lane road. This is about 2/5 of the way between Iowa and Canada, but we're already north of the Twin Cities.

NORTH End: Minnesota state line, Emmet County IA/Martin County MN

Facing north on 15, 9 miles south of the state line

On the north side of Armstrong, after 15's two-block duplex with IA 9, is this all-Minnesota sign. New Ulm is on US 14.

Facing north on 15

Photo by Neil Bratney

The blue street sign is an Emmet County sign, meaning the Minnesota Adopt-A-Highway sign is actually on the Iowa side of the border!

Facing north on 15, with Martin Co. Hwy. 41 in background

The first MN 15 shield and county sign, seen below, don't come until after the first intersection.

Facing north on 15, 3/8 mile north of state line / Closeup

Left photo by Neil Bratney

Facing south on 15

This is Fairmont's counterpart to Armstrong's sign; the mileage difference is because this is about two miles south of downtown.

Facing south on 15

Facing south on 15

Facing south on 15

Photo by Neil Bratney

Facing south on 15 / Closeup

Left photo by Neil Bratney

The road across the photo is access to Iowa Lake which, naturally, is mostly in Minnesota.

Facing west

The pole and path on the left side of this building indicates the approximate location of the state line. The building is built as far south in Minnesota as you can get; the open area on the left is Iowa. A closeup of the text on the sign can be seen here.

Iowa historical marker

SOUTH End: Stop sign, IA 3 and N65, Pocahontas County

Facing south on 15 (2003)

Facing south on 15 (2008)

This intersection was one of the first noticed to lose its Hiawatha Pioneer Trail signs. See also the background of the "Jct 15" below.

Facing south on 15

<Grotto plug> Facing east on 3 </Grotto plug>

Facing east on 3

Facing east on 3

Facing east on 3

Facing north on N65

As often (but not always) happens, the road going straight ahead is not noted.

Facing west on 3

Facing west on 3

Surrounding area information: Rolfe LGS

Facing east, but heading north, on 15

In the Rolfe area, 15 makes four turns, and makes four more before straddling the Kossuth/Palo Alto line. This, the first leaving-town LGS on northbound 15, is on a short east-west portion just north of town. Fairmont is on Interstate 90, which is closer to Rolfe than I-80. In fact, west of Allison, any town along IA 3 is closer to I-90 than I-80.

Between 1969 and 2003 there was another IA 15, in Van Buren County.

Pictures by Neil Bratney: Fourth, sixth, eleventh, and twelfth, 6/18/02

Pictures by me: First and second, 5/8/07; third, fifth, seventh-tenth, and 13th-15th, 9/16/07; 16th, 19th, and 23rd-26th, 3/21/03; 17th, 18th, and 20th-22nd, 9/2/08

Page created 4/2/04; last updated 12/29/08

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