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DNR forestry budget gets attention of timber industry

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BEMIDJI, Minn. — The timber industry is taking an interest in how much the state Legislature appropriates to forest management.

Although the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been operating with about 100 fewer foresters than it had just a few years ago, the department still has consistently produced about 800,000 cords of wood a year. That number is a general marker of what’s needed to help sustain the timber industry.


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John Hageman
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