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.”

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