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Old 09-17-2021, 05:23 AM
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My mom and step dad have been in Hayward for some 25 years. Lots of recreation - mountain biking, 4 wheeling, snowmobiling, cross country skiing. And of course, many lakes for fishing. They have 2 chief complaints that are likely the same in most rural areas. There aren't a lot of stores so they have to travel to Duluth with some frequency to shop. The same thing goes for medical treatment. They have the basics but no specialists. They are getting older and are going Duluth with more frequency to see heart specialists and the like.
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Old 09-17-2021, 03:46 PM
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Im sure he meant near 53. That corridor. That covers a lot of area and many towns.
All I'm saying is that corridor underwent a WIDOT 9 year "study" on what they plan to do with it, which is turn it into a statutory freeway/expressway in the North Woods, north of US8. That will rip up a lot of the little towns that currently have grade-level access like Trego. There was never anything wrong with the old two-lane road back in 1972 before they decided to rip it up and make it four lane, destroying a lot of pristine territory in the process. Nobody that lives along there will vote for it, or approve, of turning into an expressway. But they will take the land by eminent domain and do it anyway, which will totally destroy all those little towns and businesses. The US53 corridor is the last place in Northern Wisconsin I would be looking to buy land or a house.
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Old 09-18-2021, 09:26 AM
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All I'm saying is that corridor underwent a WIDOT 9 year "study" on what they plan to do with it, which is turn it into a statutory freeway/expressway in the North Woods, north of US8. That will rip up a lot of the little towns that currently have grade-level access like Trego. There was never anything wrong with the old two-lane road back in 1972 before they decided to rip it up and make it four lane, destroying a lot of pristine territory in the process. Nobody that lives along there will vote for it, or approve, of turning into an expressway. But they will take the land by eminent domain and do it anyway, which will totally destroy all those little towns and businesses. The US53 corridor is the last place in Northern Wisconsin I would be looking to buy land or a house.
I started fishing in 1977 and remember Rt 53 going through many small towns - often times in later evening. Still remember being able to look inside of of the Main Street bars with the front door wide open. You are right, the widening of Rt 53 changed all of that.
My wife and I would be OK with living in this part of the state and a 4 lane highway would allow faster travel time to shopping and medical facilities.
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I started fishing in 1977 and remember Rt 53 going through many small towns - often times in later evening. Still remember being able to look inside of of the Main Street bars with the front door wide open. You are right, the widening of Rt 53 changed all of that.
My wife and I would be OK with living in this part of the state and a 4 lane highway would allow faster travel time to shopping and medical facilities.
Just our 2 cents.
We live east of that corridor on Long Lake in Washburn Co. We're far enough away from it to not be affected by it. Close enough to it to use it if we want. But we never do. If we go to the Twin Ports we head north on M and run the backroads, get on US2 at Brule. Much more enjoyable drive than running The Slab. The Slab is for tourists and heavy trucks who are all in a big hurry. Nobody that lives in this part of the state is in a big hurry.
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Funny, I run 53 from I-Falls to Indiana quite often. Almost never any traffic North of Rice Lake. At least not enough to worry about. But, maybe my definition of traffic is different than others.
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Funny, I run 53 from I-Falls to Indiana quite often. Almost never any traffic North of Rice Lake. At least not enough to worry about. But, maybe my definition of traffic is different than others.
Depends on the day. On holiday weekends almost every vehicle on that road is wearing either Illinois or Minnesota plates. We only have two seasons here - fishing and deer. At the change of seasons is the other times most of the vehicles on that road are foreign.
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We live east of that corridor on Long Lake in Washburn Co. We're far enough away from it to not be affected by it. Close enough to it to use it if we want. But we never do. If we go to the Twin Ports we head north on M and run the backroads, get on US2 at Brule. Much more enjoyable drive than running The Slab. The Slab is for tourists and heavy trucks who are all in a big hurry. Nobody that lives in this part of the state is in a big hurry.
Hope the fishing has been good for you on Long Lake, we love the lake! Iíve been making a couple of trips a year to Northern Minn. and always enjoy the drive on 53. The road is well taken care of compared to the roads in my state and we like to stop at the Norske Nook in Rice Lake.
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Hope the fishing has been good for you on Long Lake, we love the lake! Iíve been making a couple of trips a year to Northern Minn. and always enjoy the drive on 53. The road is well taken care of compared to the roads in my state and we like to stop at the Norske Nook in Rice Lake.
Fishing has been pretty much average this year. But late Sept, thru Oct, is the best fishing of the year. Not many boats on the lake, most of the seasonals have gone home and the fish are more active with the cooler water and weather.

Norske Nook is a favorite hangout. But we like The Landing (formerly Prop's Bar and Grille) right on the lake. We jump in the boat and it's only about 7-8 mile run up the lake and they got really good food there.
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. But we like The Landing (formerly Prop's Bar and Grille) right on the lake. We jump in the boat and it's only about 7-8 mile run up the lake and they got really good food there.
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Fishing has been pretty much average this year. But late Sept, thru Oct, is the best fishing of the year. Not many boats on the lake, most of the seasonals have gone home and the fish are more active with the cooler water and weather.

Norske Nook is a favorite hangout. But we like The Landing (formerly Prop's Bar and Grille) right on the lake. We jump in the boat and it's only about 7-8 mile run up the lake and they got really good food there.
Weíve not been to The Landing but we will stop in next time, we boat over to the Pioneer a few times for lunch. If I could talk my wife into a 2nd home it would be near Long Lake.
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