Verso Plant Closure Compounds Troubles for Loggers
The permanent closures this month of the Verso paper mill in Sartell and the Georgia-Pacific hardboard plant in Duluth are compounding the troubles of Minnesota's logging industry. The state has lost about a third of its loggers in the past few years, leaving about 1,500 still operating.
Loggers In Court To Continue Timber Harvest
Loggers have gone to court in an attempt to keep harvesting timber in the wake of Minnesota's state government shutdown. Three members of the Minnesota Tiber Producers Association are asking a Koochiching County District Court judge to issue a temporary restraining order that would allow them …