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There’s a Forest in Minnesota that Looks like Minnesota

You’ve probably seen designs in cornfields created by farmers, but have you ever seen a lumberjack get creative with a forest?

Bill Lockner, a forest engineer, created the ‘Minnesota Forest’ back in the early 90s. According to, he was clearing a huge area of dying pine trees in northern Minnesota, when he decided to have a little fun. He removed all of the dying trees and left a healthy forest in the shape of our state.

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Pretty cool, right?

This area has become quite popular on Google Maps. You can view the satellite image from above the forest here.

Looking for other cool stuff in Minnesota? The “Quietest Place on Earth” is a quick drive from Rochester and click here to see the “Most Beautiful Place” in our state.

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