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June 19, 2018
Full Senate passes bill with PolyMet land swap included
The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 85-10 to approve the US. military spending budget that includes a provision ushering through a land exchange needed by PolyMet Mining Co. to build Minnesota’s first ever copper-nickel mine. The provision was added as an amendment to the National Defense...
June 19, 2018 - 10:44am
June 11, 2018
Reader's View: PolyMet land swap a betrayal of Minnesota
How did truth, justice and the American way's fight for a better future for the common man become adulterated into the selfish smash-and-grab...
June 11, 2018 - 5:17pm
June 8, 2018
Senate amendment would push PolyMet land exchange
A proposed amendment to a U.S. Senate bill funding military spending would bypass ongoing court cases and approve the land swap proposed between PolyMet Mining Co. and the U.S. Forest Service. Senate Amendment 2523 to the National Defense Authorization Act, apparently proposed by...
June 8, 2018 - 8:43pm
June 5, 2018
Reader's View: Absurd to tie copper mining to refinery fire
Now some people who take it for granted that they are able to live clean, wonderful lives are coming out against copper mining because the refinery in Superior, full of flammable materials, caught on fire in a mishap.
June 5, 2018 - 6:48pm
May 26, 2018
Local View: To keep grads, have good jobs -- including work in copper mining
The May 6 story, "UMD graduates: Will you stay or will you go now?" really resonated with me. Born and raised on the Iron Range, I came to Duluth...
May 26, 2018 - 10:21pm
May 22, 2018
Reader's View: Learn from copper mining's history
I'm writing this letter as an addendum to the March 2 letter, "Montana mine a warning about PolyMet," about the environmental problems today from the old copper mines in Butte, Mont.
May 22, 2018 - 5:41pm
May 21, 2018
Reader's View: PolyMet has good answers to tough questions
As a candidate for state representative and someone who lives 15 miles from PolyMet, I have been researching information from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, pro- and anti-mining websites, mines that have succeeded and are in operation, and mines that have failed. Before...
May 21, 2018 - 4:04pm
Reader's View: Imagine PolyMet as an overloaded diaper
Ignorance isn't bliss when coupled with power. It's predictable disaster. The U.S. Forest Service wants to exchange land with PolyMet. The value of black spruce and tamarack swamps is not high for timber. PolyMet gets cheap land. Polymet doesn't need timber; it wants a giant copper-nickel...
May 21, 2018 - 4:03pm
May 16, 2018
Reader's View: Don't trade public lands for copper mining
The News Tribune's April 17 editorial (Our View: "Smith agrees PolyMet land swap a great deal") completely ignored the ecological value of the...
May 16, 2018 - 8:32pm
May 12, 2018
Reader's View: Husky fire a predictor of mining pollution
I agreed with the News Tribune's May 4 editorial, which stated that none of us should have been shocked that Husky Energy was using hydrogen...
May 12, 2018 - 10:36pm
May 9, 2018
Reader's View: Too much risk with copper mining
I feel the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine is penny-wise and pound-foolish and should be rejected. It is shortsighted and ultimately bad...
May 9, 2018 - 5:55pm
May 2, 2018
Reader's View: Refinery fire raises fears of copper mining
I watched the black cloud of burning tar erupt over Superior as I was turning over my raised vegetable beds ("Smoke plume from burning asphalt likely was toxic," April 29). I watched it ascend until it hit the bottom of the lowest cloud in the blue, blue sky. I watched it slide southward,...
May 2, 2018 - 7:16pm
April 30, 2018
In Response: PolyMet land swap a bad deal for Duluth, all of Minnesota
Contrary to the News Tribune's April 17 editorial (Our View: "Smith agrees — PolyMet land swap a great deal"), federal legislation to mandate...
April 30, 2018 - 7:23pm
April 24, 2018
Reader's View: Unwise to trust foreign copper mining company
I oppose the proposed land swap that would benefit Polymet Mining because I believe its proposed copper mine would not be a good in the long run for Northeastern Minnesota's economy. Any short-term economic gains — the permit is to be for 20 years — could be overshadowed...
April 24, 2018 - 6:36pm
April 23, 2018
Reader's View: Copper mining not worth the risks
Let me see if I understand this: Two companies want to dig copper-nickel mines in northern Minnesota in environmentally pristine areas, one of which is close to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Then, after 20 years or so, they could close shop, take their profits, and leave...
April 23, 2018 - 7:54pm