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"Their answers ... might be surprising to some and certainly are all worth pondering as voters begin to consider their coming decisions on Election Day on Nov. 8."
Northshore Mining will be idled until at least April, but the five other iron ore mines and pellet processing facilities remain strong, nominations to Minnesota Power indicate.
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: "Politicians need to protect our property values, tax dollars, wetlands, and vacation lakes in Aitkin County."

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The Fond du Lac Band is also a leader in wolf research, is working to reintroduce native elk to the area, stopped Enbridge's Line 3 from tearing through new wild lands (including my hunting land in Carlton County) by keeping it on its reservation, and has accomplished much more science-drive conservation work driven by its corps of trained professionals and visionary leaders.
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.
From the column: "Our approach is to mine safely, putting both respect for worker safety and the environment first."
“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).
Kristen Vake, a Chisholm native, previously hosted the channel's "Eye on Mining" segment.

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The company expects to break ground at Keetac or Minntac this fall.
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: "A Talon Metals nickel-sulfide mine is being planned that could destroy the wild rice fields, paddling and boating, hiking, farming, hunting and fishing, and all the ways we benefit from and enjoy the land."

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