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Minnesota Correctional Facility - Moose Lake

Custody Level: Level 3 Medium (ML)

Nate Knutson Warden
nate.knutson@state.mn.us

Moose Lake Daily Inmate Profile Report

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Minnesota Correctional Facility - Moose Lake
1000 Lake Shore Drive
Moose Lake, MN 55767
218-485-5000
nate.knutson@state.mn.us

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MCF- Willow River/Moose Lake, houses over 1,000 male offenders at a medium security prison off of Highway 73 in Moose Lake and another 170 minimum security offenders at the Challenge Incarceration Program (CIP) facility in Willow River. MCF-Moose Lake is the former Moose Lake Regional Treatment Center. Conversion to a correctional facility began in 1988. MINNCOR Industries operates a textile/garment plant which produces the clothing for all offenders in the DOC system. MINNCOR also operates a state-of-the-art print shop which produces products for state government and subcontracts with private companies.

Visiting - Moose Lake

All Moose Lake visitors must mail their applications to MCF-Rush City 7600 525th Street, Rush City, MN 55069.

Hours of Visiting:

General population

Thursday - Sunday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Registration desk will close daily at 11:45 a.m. and will reopen at 1 p.m. It closes for the day at 3:55 p.m.)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

No Visiting

Holidays (see below)

No Visiting

Restrictive housing population

Restrictive housing offenders may visit on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. via teleconference television, by appointment only.

To make an appointment, you must call 218-485-5170 at least 24 hours in advance, Wednesdays through Fridays from 2:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Visiting Staff Contact:
218-485-5170

Directions: Interstate 35 to Moose Lake exit. Go left (west) on Hwy. 73 about 1 mile to the main entrance on right. Watch for signs.

Visiting Regulations: Please read the Inmate Visiting Information prior to visits.

There is no visiting on the following State recognized holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving and the following Friday
  • Christmas Day

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