Edith and Mike Tappa of Grand Portage show their support for the proposed PolyMet copper mine project at a public hearing in Aurora in January. Eighth District Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and his challenger, Republican Stewart Mills III, both are courting votes on the Iron Range in advance of the November election. (File / News Tribune)
Nolan, Mills courting Iron Range votes
The major party candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat went mining for votes in the past week.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan outlined his position on the prospect of bringing precious-metals mining to the Iron Range.
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