Signage for Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway on HWY 371

Thanks to a coalition of efforts among representatives of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association, MnDOT‘s District 3 Leadership and staff, county highway department representatives and Congressman Nolan’s office, on January 12, a hardy MnDOT crew working in temperatures struggling to rise above zero, installed the new Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway wayfinding signage at the two County State Aid Highway 11 exits off of the new stretch of Highway 371 east of Pequot Lakes.

The reconfiguration of Highway 371 left travelers who were seeking the nationally designated Scenic Byway route without visible directional signage. Prior to the reconfiguration, travelers could easily spot the identifying signage at the spotlights in Pequot Lakes. PBSB travelers bring in more than $21.6 million in local economic impact (

Todd Sangren, MnDOT District 3 maintenance superintendent, expressed his appreciation to the work crew headed by Jake Klosowski, thanking the crew for installing on such a cold day and for the efforts to all involved.

For more information about the nationally designated Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, celebrating twenty years as an official scenic byway, visit

Published Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Published By: 
Echo Journal, Northland Press