So Minnesota: Impact of barge traffic on the state
Many enjoy hitting the water in Minnesota on a boat. But for some, it’s big business.
A large part of our state’s economy depends on barge traffic.
Many don’t realize the impact barge traffic has on Minnesota.
“We are a silent giant,” Lee Nelson, president of Upper River Services in St. Paul said. “We move a lot of commodities but nobody knows we’re doing it.”