Minnesota State Highway 46

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Trunk Highway 46

MN 46 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(96)
Maintained by MnDOT
Length46.377 mi[1] (74.637 km)
Major junctions
South endUS 2.svg U.S. 2 in Morse Township,
near Deer River
North endMN-1.svg MN 1 in Northome
CountryUnited States
CountiesItasca, Koochiching
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highway System
MN 45 MN 47

Minnesota State Highway 46 (MN 46) is a 46.377-mile-long (74.637 km) highway in north-central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with U.S. Highway 2 near Deer River (northwest of Grand Rapids) and continues northwest to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 1 in Northome.

Route description

Highway 46 serves as a northwest–southeast route between the communities of Deer River, Squaw Lake, and Northome.

The roadway passes through the Chippewa National Forest in Itasca County.

The northern terminus for Highway 46 is its intersection with State Highway 1 in Northome, 5 blocks from U.S. Highway 71.

The route is legally defined as Legislative Route 165 in the Minnesota Statutes.[2] It is not marked with this number.


Highway 46 was authorized in 1933.[3]

By 1953, there was one remaining gravel section in the middle of this route. It was completely paved by 1958.[3]

Major intersections

ItascaMorse Township0.0000.000 US 2 – Deer River, Grand Rapids, Bemidji
Bowstring Lake10.19416.406

CSAH 37 / Great River Road (National Route) south
South end of Great River Road overlap

CSAH 9 (Winnie Dam Road) / Great River Road (National Route) north
North end of Great River Road overlap
MN 1 to US 71 – Red Lake, Effie
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 2" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 4, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 26–50". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Retrieved October 21, 2010.