DULUTH — A burgeoning industry based on a relatively new type of material may be coming to Minnesota. Known as mass timber, the material is an alternative to steel in building construction. While dozens of buildings constructed with the product are dotted around the country, the majority stand in the Pacific Northwest.
It only took 10 minutes before the Uncle Loui's Cafe Facebook page was bombarded with comments. The owners had just announced they would be hosting Fox & Friends on Thursday for their morning news segment. "There were people that were congratulating us and then there were some people that were very angry," said Matt Berthiaume, the general manager of the cafe. "There were some regulars that come in and now don't want to eat here anymore, which is unfortunate."