March 4, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of trainings throughout northern Minnesota for loggers and transport operators moving select items out of Lake and Cook counties. The two counties are under quarantine for gypsy moth, and a special permit, called a Limited Permit, is needed to move wood products out of the quarantine area to an approved facility.

The transportation of pulpwood, sawbolts and bark (used for fuel) requires a Limited Permit. A business representative must attend a training each year for the company to receive a Limited Permit. Permits expire annually on April 30.

Training Opportunities

April 8, 2020
8:30 a.m.
Cook County Courthouse
411 W Second St., Grand Marais, MN

April 9, 2020
8:30 a.m.
Lake County Highway Department
1513 MN Hwy 2, Two Harbors, MN

April 14-15, 2020 at the Minnesota Logger Education Program (MLEP) Conference
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Dr., Duluth, MN

April 28-29, 2020 at the Minnesota Logger Education Program (MLEP) Conference
Sanford Center
1111 Event Center Dr. NE, Bemidji, MN

May 1, 2020 at the Associated Contract Loggers & Truckers of Minnesota Conference
Fortune Bay Resort Casino
1430 Bois Forte Rd., Tower, MN

No preregistration is required to attend a training. Questions can be directed to Deborah Davis Hudak at 218-243-2058 or


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