From the column: "Did this 'incomprehensible rate of advancement' that we’ve seen in virtually every aspect of our lives over the last 50 years somehow skip over the mining industry? Thankfully, it did not."
The Republican candidate for governor called for supporting copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota, a controversial practice that could bring many high-paying jobs to the region but threaten to pollute its water resources.
From the column: "Minerals right here in Minnesota can help meet consumer demand and bring manufacturing and jobs back to America. ... Minerals like copper are critical to the clean-energy transition."