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Minnesota Land Trust

Minnesota Land Trust, a nonprofit 501(c)(3)

 2356 University Avenue West, Suite 240

Saint Paul, MN 55114

Phone: 651-647-9590




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Located on the Green Line, across the street from Raymond Station. On bus routes 16, 21, 63 and 67. Nice Ride location across the street, available seasonally. Parking available on the south side of the building and on the street (metered).




Land Trust Accreditation Commission    Charities Review Council


Interest for Others  Guidestar Platinum


Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund


Much more than a pretty face.

Recognize this? It's the overlook at the Thompson Rest Area, just outside of Duluth. You're looking at the St. Louis River, with Duluth Harbor just out of the picture to the left. Clough Island is in the center of the river, and the restoration work that we're doing in Radio Tower Bay is out of the picture and to the right.

It looks just gorgeous, especially on a clear summer's day. But look closely, and you may see signs of significant degradation resulting from years of industrial use.

Years ago, around the turn of the last century, the St. Louis River was home to dozens of sawmills. During World War II, a ship building facility at the base of Spirit Mountain produced over 200 vessels, averaging 10 a month. Other industrial activity on the river included a concrete

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A Remarkable Life, A Lasting Legacy

We remember a founding member of the Minnesota Land Trust, Charles Robert Binger, who died August 14 at the age of 93. Bob lead a remarkable life; he served with Admiral Chester Nimitz during WWII and participated in the landing at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He also saw action during the Korean War at Inchon, South Korea.

He made five sled trips to the Canadian Arctic in the mid 1960’s and maintained a lifelong interest in the Inuit people he encountered there. Bob was recognized in the 1970’s by the Explorers Club of New York for those expeditions.

During a distinguished career in private industry, Bob actively led and advised a number of non-profit organizations, including the Washington County Land Trust, the predecessor to the Minnesota Land Trust.

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