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Labor and Enviro Leaders Move Beyond Their Differences to a Common Vision for the Future

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March 28, 2013 | This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilitie.org by AlterNet / By Joe Uehlein, Gus Speth www.alternet.org

SUMMARY: We recognize the need to strengthen the solidarity between our movements to be successful.

It is easy to identify important national goals where our alliance must be strong […]

Old attitudes die hard….You can’t have it both ways!

February 25, 2013

Editor The Ely Echo Dear Editor:

Old attitudes die hard, as Joe Folio’s letter in the February 23 Echo demonstrates. Ely is rightfully proud of its iron mining history. However, the current effort to romanticize that history ignores much of its dark underside. Ironically, […]

Outdoor recreation is essential to the American economy, 11.6 billion in consumer spending in Minnesota alone.

Outdoor recreation is essential to the American economy, 11.6 billion in consumer spending in Minnesota alone. Every year, Americans spend $646 billion on outdoor recreation — on gear, vehicles, trips, travel-related expenses and more. This creates jobs, supports communities, generates tax revenue and helps drive the economy. Throughout America, people recognize that outdoor recreation and […]

Relatively few people know yet Poll shows copper mining support slipping in Minnesota

Opponents of copper mining in Minnesota might be winning over more state residents, according to a new poll that shows more people oppose the new kind of mining here than support it.

The poll, paid for by the Minnesota Environmental Partnership and released Wednesday, found that 48 percent of state residents polled opposed copper mining […]

Potential risk of sulfide mining too great for local environment-100% guarantee from mining track record.

In response: Potential risk of sulfide mining too great for local environment. The writers of the Feb. 26 Local View column, “Mining prospects spread optimism in the Northland,” wrote enthusiastically about the potential economic wealth associated with making use of the copper, nickel and other metals that are plentiful in our region. By: Susan Nordin, […]