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MN-76.svg
Trunk Highway 76
Length: 35 mi (56 km)
Formed: 1933
South end: Iowa 76.svg IA 76 at the Minnesota - Iowa state line,
at Eitzen / Winnebago Township
Major
junctions:
MN-44.svg MN 44 at Caledonia
MN-16.svg MN 16 at Houston
North end: I-90.svg I-90 at Pleasant Hill Township,
near Winona
Minnesota State Highways
< US 75 MN 77 >

Minnesota State Highway 76 is a highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from Iowa Highway 76 at the Iowa state line (at Eitzen), and continues north to its northern terminus at its interchange with Interstate Highway 90 in Pleasant Hill Township near Winona.

Highway 76 is 35 miles (56 km) in length.

Route description

State Highway 76 serves as a north–south arterial route in southeast Minnesota between Caledonia, Houston, and I-90.

The route passes through Houston and Winona counties.

Highway 76 parallels State Highway 26 and State Highway 43 throughout its route.

The route passes through the Richard J. Dorer State Forest.

Beaver Creek Valley State Park is located 4 miles west of the junction of Highway 76 and Houston County Road 1 at Caledonia. The park entrance is located on County Road 1.
Minnesota DNR website for Beaver Creek Valley State Park - Link

History

State Highway 76 was authorized in 1933.

By 1953, only the section in Houston County was paved. All of Highway 76 was paved by 1963.

References

*Steve Riner (Sept. 22, 2007). Details of Routes 76-100. Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Accessed Sept. 22, 2007.


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