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August 23, 2012
MFI Launches New Website to Help Teachers

Duluth-based Minnesota Forest Industries launches TreezyDoesIt.com to help K-12 teachers and parents educate young people about forests Duluth-based Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI), which for more than 30 years has produced educational materials for teachers’ use throughout the state, has just launched a new website for Minnesota K-12 teachers and the general public ̵... For the complete story click here.

July 30, 2012
Get Your Red Pine Seedling at the State Fair!

Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI), has been a Minnesota State Fair favorite for 21 years by giving away free seedlings at its booth in the Education Building. And this year, MFI is reminding fairgoers that jobs grow on trees, too – more than 30,000 jobs statewide, to be exact. The theme of MFI’s booth this year is “Jobs do grow on trees.and we grow a lot of trees!R... For the complete story click here.

April 27, 2012
Borderland Logging Company Named Minnesota Logger of the Year

The Minnesota Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Implementation Committee (SIC) named Erickson Timber Products as its 2012 Logger of the Year. “Erickson Timber Products has served as a major economic driver in the Baudette/Lake of the Woods County area,” said Tim O’Hara, coordinator of the Duluth-based Minnesota SIC and vice president of forest policy with Minnesota Fore... For the complete story click here.

September 19, 2011
Minnesota Forest Industries creates James L. Oberstar Fellowship

September 19, 2011 – Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI), an association representing the state’s forest products companies, on Monday announced that it has created the James L. Oberstar Fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs to honor the congressman who worked for decades to help strengthen the state’s $9 billion forest products indu... For the complete story click here.

July 1, 2011
Loggers Receive Temporary Restraining Order

Loggers Receive Temporary Restraining Order; Judge rules logging can continue in state forests during government shutdown For Immediate Release Contact: Wayne Brandt, 218-722-5013 July 1, 2011 A Koochiching County District Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order early this morning against the state of Minnesota that allows logging to continue in ... For the complete story click here.

June 30, 2011
Loggers File For Temporary Restraining Order Against The State

Complaint says Minnesota DNR would breach contracts by halting logging operations in state forests For Immediate Release Contact: Wayne Brandt, 218-722-5013 June 30, 2011 Three Northern Minnesota loggers are asking a District Court Judge to stop the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources from halting timber harvesting in state forests in the event of a govern... For the complete story click here.

April 28, 2011
Grand Rapids Logger is Minnesota Logger of the Year

Mike Warren has been named “Logger of the Year” by the Minnesota Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Implementation Committee (SIC). The award, given April 12 in Walker during the Minnesota Logger Education Program (MLEP) Conference, honors “outstanding performance” by an independent logging contractor in Minnesota. Warren, owner of M&R Chips of Grand Rapids... For the complete story click here.

April 26, 2010
Effie Loggers Named State Loggers of the Year

The Minnesota Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Implementation Committee (SIC) named Effie’s Lovdahl and Sons, LLC, as its 2010 Logger of the Year on April 6, during the Minnesota Logger Education Program conference at Fortune Bay Resort & Casino in Tower, Minn. Lovdahl & Sons Logging, which has operated in Minnesota for three generations, is owned by Brad, Chad and Corey Lovdahl. ... For the complete story click here.

April 26, 2010
Cloquet Logger Named National Logger of the Year

Rockville, MD – The Forest Resources Association honored Cloquet, Minnesota’s Berthiaume Logging as its 2010 National Outstanding Logger at its March 14 Annual Awards Luncheon in Hilton Head, South Carolina. FRA Chairman Dave Liebetreu presented Dave and Cindy Berthiaume with a special plaque. Kent Hall of Stihl also congratulated them and presented them with a $1,000 check... For the complete story click here.

October 1, 2008
Minnesota Committee Wins National Sustainable Forestry Initiative Award

MINNESOTA COMMITTEE WINS NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE® ACHIEVEMENT AWARD An outstanding year of community service – including a project to build a Habitat for Humanity home with products from well-managed forests – has won the Duluth-based Minnesota Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Implementation Committee the 10thth annual SFI Implementation Commit... For the complete story click here.

April 28, 2008
Teachers Receive Grants from MFI

A total of 21 Minnesota teachers have been awarded Forest Education Grants from Minnesota Forest Industries. The program was created by Minnesota Forest Industries to help schools fund classroom projects and activities, including field trips, on topics related to forestry or forest products in Minnesota. Since the program’s inception in 2005, more than $25,000 has been distribu... For the complete story click here.

January 26, 2008
Minnesota’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative® building Habitat for Humanity Home in Hibbing

Minnesota Sen. Tom Bakk speaks during the January 26, 2008, Sustainable Forestry Initiative – Habitat for Humanity event at his Tree Farm in Cook. Cook, Minnesota – What... For the complete story click here.

December 3, 2007
Opportunities for Foresters are Plentiful

Survey shows employment opportunity over the next 10 years Minnesota students interested in a career in forestry will find great opportunity in that field over the next ten years. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by the state’s paper and wood products manufacturers. The survey, conducted by Minnesota Forest Industries, shows 400 foresters will be needed ... For the complete story click here.