Minnesota Power Land & Real Estate Management


Welcome to Minnesota Power’s woodland community.  Minnesota Power (a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc.) has over 30,000 acres of land in central and northeastern Minnesota.  Use the links on this page to view our environmental stewardship and land sales programs.

Much of the Minnesota Power’s land is associated with hydroelectric power water reservoirs and is comprehensively managed by our professional land and real estate management staff for public recreation, forest and wildlife stewardship, environmental education, and lakeshore cabin and homesites—offered under a unique 30-year renewable lease program called ShoreLand Traditions.    

Our land sales program, "Own Land in the Great Northwoods," periodically lists excess property the Company is selling in the region.

The Boulder Lake Management Area (BLMA) is a "window" for various audiences to view full-scale, integrated natural resource management occurring in the BLMA using such things as interpretive trails, public programs and formal environmental education activities.

Minnesota Power’s Adopt an Island program has been created to help clean up the growing amount of trash lining the state's rivers and lakes. We are seeking devoted individuals, family, friends and organizations to join us in cleaning up an island or section of shoreline to promote a safe environment for everyone.

Our Land and Real Estate Management Office is located in Duluth, Minnesota at 30 West Superior Street.  If you’d like more information, please stop in for a visit with the staff during regular weekday office hours between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.



Minnesota Power has 10 hydroelectric generating stations and 16 reservoirs in Northern Minnesota.

The reservoir system constitutes a major recreation resource, which Minnesota Power encourages the public to use by maintaining picnic areas, fishing access points, boat launches, canoe portages, recreation trails and camping sites.



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Own Land in the Great Northwoods
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