46° and Partly cloudy at 3:41pm in Pine City

How To Save the Fur Post

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 6:37 am


The Northwest Company Fur Post is in jeopardy of closing because of potential cuts to the Minnesota Historical Society.  In an effort to balance a $ 4.6 billion deficit, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, the House and Senate are proposing cuts between seven and 15-percent to the Historical Society.   This could ultimately mean closing three historic sites, including Pine City’s Northwest Company Fur Post.

Pine City Mayor Jane Robbins and Fur Post Manager Patrick Schifferdecker on the “First Thing in the Morning Show with Courtney Foxx.”:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The Fur Post attracts over 13,000 visitors to the city every year.  It currently employs 20 people, four full time employees and 16 part-time.  In August, 1972 it received National Register of Historic Sites status.

State Officials to contact in support of the Northwest Company Fur Post:

Rep. Tim Faust

567 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Saint Paul, MN 55155

651-296-0518 or 800-704-8185


Governor Tim Pawlenty

Office of the Governor

130 State Capitol

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55155

Senator Tony Lourey

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Capitol Building, Room 303

St. Paul, MN 55155-1606



Economic Development and Housing Budget Division Committee

Senator David J. Tomassoni, Chair

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 317

St. Paul, MN 55155-1606



Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division Committee

Representative Mary Murphy, Chair

343 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55155



Comment on this Story

Join the conversation! All fields are required, but your email address will never be published or shared. Your comment will be held for moderation before posting.