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A high-tech limb stripper is used at a logging site near the Bear Den landing by Kyle Lundberg. Very seldom is a chain saw used in logging operations. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Annual Report | Logging: Forestry, timber industry vital to economy

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BEMIDJI - The forestry and timber industries have a major impact on the economic success of the northwoods economy, providing nearly 600 people in the area with jobs in addition to providing wood products that are distributed around the world.

"If you cut a dollar worth of stumpage off of Minnesota-owned land it generates $42 of economic impact to the state of Minnesota," Pete Aube, manager of the Potlatch Lumber Mill east of Bemidji.

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