FORESTRY DRIVES OUR ECONOMY.

The primary forest products industry is vital to Minnesota’s economy and forest health. The industry is especially important to rural Minnesota, where highly paid jobs are important to local economies. A healthy forest industry is also critical to managing our state’s forests because forest management is conducted mainly through commercial timber harvest. In addition, commercial harvest helps landowners and managers accomplish important wildlife habitat management and provides recreational opportunities.

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MINNESOTA FORESTS STRENGTHEN OUR ECONOMY STATEWIDE.

When you think about Minnesota’s forests, what’s the first place that comes to mind? Most people picture northern Minnesota with its vast acres of pine, aspen, basswood, oak and maple. But Minnesota’s forests exist far beyond the northern areas. It’s the same with Minnesota’s forest interests. They also extend well beyond the expected. From Aitkin to Zumbro Falls, nearly 300 Minnesota cities are home to businesses from which the forest products industry purchases goods and services. See if your hometown is one of them.

Aitkin
Akeley
Albert Lea
Alborn
Alexandria
Amboy
Andover
Angle Inlet Angora
Anoka
Apple Valley Arden Hills
Askov
Aurora
Avon
Babbitt
Backus
Bagley
Barnum
Battle Lake Baudette
Baxter
Beaver Bay Becker
Bemidji
Beroun
Big Falls
Big Lake
Bigfork
Birchdale
Biwabik Blackduck
Blaine
Blooming Prairie Bloomington Bovey
Braham
Brainerd
Brimson
Britt
Brooklyn Park Brookston
Bruno
Buffalo
Buhl
Burnsville
Buyck
Cambridge

Cannon Falls Canyon
Carlton
Cass Lake
Center City Centerville Champlin Chanhassen Chaska
Chisholm
Circle Pines
Clear Lake Cloquet
Cohasset Coleraine
Cook
Cosmos
Cottage Grove Cotton
Cromwell
Crosby
Crosslake
Culver
Dayton
Deer River Deerwood
Dent
Detroit Lakes Dodge Center Duluth
Eagan
East Gull Lake Eden Prairie
Edina
Effie
Elk River
Ely
Embarrass
Emily
Esko
Eveleth
Excelsior
Faribault
Fergus Falls Finland Floodwood
Forest Lake Fridley

Fort Ripley
Gheen
Gilbert
Glenwood
Golden Valley Goodland
Grand Marais Grand Portage Grand Rapids Granite Falls Grygla
Gully
Hackensack
Ham Lake
Hamel
Hastings Hermantown Hibbing
Hill City
Hinckley
Hines
Hopkins
Hovland
Hugo
Hutchinson International Falls Inver Grove Heights
Iron
Ironton
Isabella
Isle
Keewatin
Kelliher
Kettle River
Lake City
Lake George
Lake Itasca
Lake Kabetogama Lanesboro Laporte
Le Sueur
Leonard
Lino Lakes
Litchfield
Little Canada Little Falls Littlefork

Loman
Long Lake Longville
Lutsen
Mahtowa
Makinen
Mankato
Maple Grove Maple Lake
Maple Plain Maplewood Marcell
Marshall
Max
McGrath McGregor Meadowlands Medina
Menahga Mendota Heights Milaca Minneapolis Minnetonka Mizpah
Moorhead
Moose Lake
Mora
Morris
Motley
Mounds View Mountain Iron Nashwauk
Nett Lake
New Brighton New Hope
New London
New Prague
New Ulm
Nisswa
North Oaks Northfield Northome Oakdale
Ogilvie
Onamia
Orr
Osseo
Owatonna

Palisade
Park Rapids Pelican Rapids Pequot Lakes Pierz
Pillager
Pine City
Pine River Pinewood Plainview Plymouth Princeton
Prior Lake
Proctor
Puposky
Randall
Ranier
Ray
Red Wing
Redby
Remer
Rice
Rochert Rochester
Rogers
Roosevelt Rosemount Roseville
Saginaw
St. Cloud
St. Louis Park
St. Paul
St. Peter Sandstone Sargeant
Sauk Centre
Sauk Rapids Savage
Schroeder Sebeka
Shakopee
Shevlin
Shoreview
Side Lake
Silver Bay
Solway
Spicer
Spring Grove

Spring Lake Squaw Lake
Stacy
Stanchfield Staples Stewartville Stillwater Sturgeon Lake Swan River Swanville Tamarack Tenstrike
Thief River Falls
Tofte
Togo
Toivola
Tower
Twig
Two Harbors
Vadnais
Heights
Verndale
Virginia
Wabasha
Waconia
Wadena
Wahkon
Waite Park
Walker
Wannaska
Warren
Warroad
Waskish
Waubun
Wayzata
White Bear Lake Williams
Willmar
Willow River Winona
Winton
Woodbury Wrenshall
Zumbro Falls