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Forum staff reports, Published April 26 2013

Flooding forces closure of Highway 75 near Kent

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed Highway 75 near Kent due to flooding.

Traffic will detour to Wilkin County Road 3 and Wilkin County Road 26.

Highway 75 will remain closed until further notice.

When a road is closed, it is illegal to travel in that area, according to a release from the Department of Transportation. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. If travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.