At the PolyMet public hearing I learned Minnesota law demands that when a mine is mined out the area must be left maintenance-free. The PolyMet environmental impact statement explains that the mine area, when mined out, will require maintenance and water treatment for 500 years. Unless you do not understand English, these two statements are just not compatible. This should be the end of this discussion.
Right-wingers are so obsessed with President Barack Obama that they cannot accept his legitimacy despite two decisive electoral victories. They seem to prefer living in an alternate universe protected by an ideological bubble completely impervious to reality.
On Jan. 21 I took the opportunity to go to the conversations with one of our U.S. senators and with our congressman at the Radisson Hotel (“Franken, Nolan discuss challenges of U.S. economy,” Jan. 22).
I have been confused by several letters to the editor lately taking the News Tribune to task for reporting the news that a gentleman who landed a plane successfully after a mid-air collision and who became somewhat of a celebrity also had multiple driving violations.
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