Grand Forks, Minnesota Editorial: Speed Limit Increase Welcome change on Minnesota roads

While enjoying the scenery of Minnesota’s lake country, perhaps 55 mph is best. But for anyone with a place to be, Minnesota’s slow speeds on two-lane highways are maddening.

Now, an initiative has increased speed limits on several roads in that state to 60 mph. Turns out, most motorists were driving in the 60 mph range anyway, so perhaps not much has changed on those Minnesota highways. We see this as a step in the right direction and would like to see a bump in speed limits on more Minnesota roads in the future.