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BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS

Today, Minnesota has potential win-win solutions that both decrease carbon emission and provide opportunities in the emerging green economy as the climate crisis intensifies.
From the column: Also, "Stauber’s claim that the area of the proposed Twin Metals mine is 'an industrial, working region of the Superior National Forest' is silly.
The Remote Area Border Crossing Permits allow crossing without clearing Canada customs along the Minnesota/Ontario border.
The permits allow visitors to cross the border in certain remote areas — including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area — without reporting to Canadian border officials.

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“There has never been a copper/sulfide mine that hasn’t leached."
There is still much to learn about the feds’ attack on Minnesota mining and Minnesota’s permitting process (“Forest Service: Copper-nickel mining poses threat to Boundary Waters,” June 23).
The study will inform the federal government on whether to place a 20-year ban on that type of mining in the watershed.
From the column: "Championing (a) foreign mining conglomerate gives Stauber political cover to sit on his hands and act against workers when it really counts."
The station has lost $1.7 million since Bois Forte bought the station in 2005.
From the column: "The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior (hosts) all-expenses-paid canoe trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for Northland veterans."

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From the column: "Even with the best of designs and best efforts, spills and leaks happen. Mining occurs in the natural environment, not in a controlled factory."
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From state parks and national forests, to private and municipal campgrounds, camping options abound.

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