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More than 500 business leaders, students, local elected officials and other residents of Duluth and St. Louis County will converge on the Capitol in St. Paul on Wednesday and Thursday to plead the cause for a variety of Northland projects.
The economy, says Scott A. Anderson, is like the little engine that could.
It’s on track, slowly pushing forward. “We’re on the road to recovery,” Anderson, Wells Fargo’s senior economist, told a gathering of business people at a Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday.
According to Friends of the Boundary Waters, sulfide mining has “caused environmental and financial problems all over the world.” The group states this type of mining contaminates drinking water and destroys fish and wildlife habitats. Oftentimes, sulfide-mining companies go bankrupt, leaving local taxpayers with millions of dollars in clean-up costs.
Protesters who say capitalism has run amok and others who say northern Minnesota’s environment might be headed in the same direction joined in a rally in Duluth on Tuesday against the proposed PolyMet copper mine.
Wy Spano recalled a tongue-in-cheek motto for Duluth that spread around the Minnesota Capitol 20 years ago when the city received a healthy share of state and federal tax money for construction projects, thanks mostly to Democratic politicians.
“Come visit Duluth. You paid for it.”
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