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Candidate’s View: Budget, inequity, achievement gap pose pressing emergencies
Incumbent's View: Quality education prepares students to be productive citizens
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Reader's View: Updegrove pushing to protect Lake Superior
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Snapshot for Oct. 22, 2017
RecSports for Oct. 22
Through Reader's Eyes
October 21, 2017
Reader's view: Tone it down on mining debate
I was glad to see environmental activists Becky Rom and Reid Carron issue an apology for their disrespectful comments about hard-working miners in a New York Times magazine article. But the disrespect goes both ways. I haven't heard whether St. Louis County Commissioner Tom Rukavina...
October 21, 2017 - 3:12pm
October 14, 2017
Reader's view: Sulfide mining not worth the risk
Northern Minnesota has a proud history of mining. But sulfide mining wouldn't be the same. Sulfide mining has never been done without contaminating its environment. With PolyMet mining, on the one hand, corporate bigwigs stand to make a lot of money by tricking us into thinking we...
October 14, 2017 - 6:39pm
September 28, 2017
A Sportsman's View: Bipartisan opposition growing to copper mining in northern Minnesota
Recently, Minnesota U.S. Reps. Rick Nolan and Tom Emmer pushed a late-night amendment through the House of Representatives to help facilitate...
September 28, 2017 - 8:45pm
September 15, 2017
Reader's View: Calling for evidentiary hearing is cruel
Contrary to recent paranoid calls for an evidentiary hearing on PolyMet, the time for such a hearing was five to 10 years ago. Not now. Calling for a hearing now is nothing more than a left-wing, obstructionist move to block the project the Iron Range people so dearly need now. Our...
September 15, 2017 - 7:19pm
September 13, 2017
Reader's View: Only problematic outcomes with tailings
This is regarding the Aug. 28 story, "The dam debate: PolyMet tailings basin dams are key point in upcoming permits." It reported that, "Much of the waste rock will be as small as grains of beach sand. In theory, the stuff will settle into the basin, and, as more is pumped in, the...
September 13, 2017 - 12:59am
September 11, 2017
Reader's View: PolyMet needs evidentiary hearing
The Aug. 29 story, “The dam debate: Polymet tailings basin dams are key point in upcoming permits,” got me thinking about different points of view of the proposed mine. Politicians are enthusiastic about the possibility of the PolyMet mine. To them it means high-paying jobs and...
September 11, 2017 - 1:35pm
September 7, 2017
Reader's View: Vote out pro-sulfide mining councilors
I'm a resident of the 4th City Council District in Duluth, and I'll be voting in the City Council primary election on Sept. 12. I will not be voting for incumbents Barb Russ, Howie Hanson or Zack Filipovich, as they voted against a council resolution asking the Minnesota Department...
September 7, 2017 - 1:55pm
September 5, 2017
Reader's View: Duluthians too smart to fall for copper mining
The definition of “toxic” is easy to find online: deadly, dangerous, injurious, harmful, virulent, etc. The people of Duluth won’t fall for it: Copper sulfide mining is not iron ore mining. We want to protect our children, elders, workers, communities, water, fish, forests,...
September 5, 2017 - 12:08pm
Reader's View: U.S. does not have true democracy
There have been countless articles, comments, and opinions on both sides of the copper-mining controversy. In my opinion, all the pros and cons can be boiled down to a single argument, and that is in what one believes. We all want some type of validation for our beliefs. The pro-mining...
September 5, 2017 - 11:47am
August 26, 2017
State senator's view: Moratorium on mineral exploration is height of government overreach
I represent Minnesota's 6th Senate District. Five of our six taconite mines are in my district. You know where I stand on mining and jobs on...
August 26, 2017 - 4:10pm
In response: Consider copper-nickel mining with informed skepticism
In voicing support for copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota, a recent letter argued that mining sulfide ore would be no worse than natural...
August 26, 2017 - 4:02pm
August 24, 2017
Q-and-A: Candid-as-ever Nolan: 'Be very worried'
On proposed copper-nickel mining in Northeastern Minnesota, on the nuclear threat related to North Korea, on elected leaders' "dialing for dollars"...
August 24, 2017 - 12:36am
Candidate's View: Councilors needed who'll stand up for lake, city
As a high school social studies teacher with the Duluth public schools, I have devoted myself to teaching the young adults of our city how to...
August 24, 2017 - 12:33am
August 17, 2017
Reader's View: Reject anti-mining delay tactics
The group calling itself Duluth for Clean Water seems to be nothing more than another veiled attempt by groups like the Friends of the Boundary Waters to derail the PolyMet project in Hoyt Lakes. Duluth for Clean Water seems part of an extensive cadre of organizations created to fight...
August 17, 2017 - 12:53am
August 9, 2017
Local View: Yes, contested-case hearing is needed on PolyMet
As noted in a July 27 editorial in the News Tribune (Our View: "Reject again this PolyMet roadblock"), Duluth for Clean Water is encouraging...
August 9, 2017 - 8:44pm