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Minnesota and mining: Our children, our waters and wild rice are political pawns

Photo by CC/Flickr/Brett Whaley

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announcement came just two weeks before public comments were due for PolyMet’s Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement. PolyMet’s proposed NorthMet Mine is the first in a long line of sulfide mining projects aimed at turning Minnesota’s Superior National Forest, the lake country of the […]

In Ely there is a Schism! The tragic Circle!

In Ely there is a schism,

caused by filiopietism *,

but Elyites tell mining jobs are the sell

and NO to clean water environmentalism!

* “the tragic circle”

The Lesson of the Monkeys-The Tragic Circle

From: February 7, 2012uncategorizedcognitive science, culture, politics Jason Wells, http://jason.wells.me/3551

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St. Louis County Board rushes past Citizen involvement…if they can. Legal?

Fealty Demanded

Iron Range Politicians demand fealty from St. Louis County Board regarding a BWCA land swap to benefit Copper mining in Northeastern Minnesota, all their subterfuge aside.

In a meeting intended for business so urgent that it cannot be delayed till the next meeting on January 8th, St. Louis County Commissioners passed a resolution […]

Response to Tom Rukavina Letter Two; 7 March 2012

I see no reason why I can’t just stick with my opening statement that after a hundred years of open pit iron mining near cities like Virginia and Eveleth they are like two islands of humanity in a sea of mining dumps and pits. When I mentioned that all people had to do was take […]

SLED DOGS TO ST. PAUL Schedule

Frank Moe and his Huskies The Race To Protect Minnesota from Acid Mine Drainage

SLED DOGS TO ST. PAUL – Sunday and Monday events in Duluth, Thursday at the Capitol. Reminder – March 4, Duluth Lester Park Event 3-4 pm (Lester Park Pavilion 61st Ave. East and Superior St) March 5, West Duluth Munger […]

Response to Tommy Rukavina

Tommy Missed the Point-Of Course

When Tommy Rukavina wrote his counterpoint to the two part article I wrote contrasting Vermilion Range iron mining to the proposed copper nickel mining, he was so far off base, I wondered if he had really read it at all. As several people pointed out in their responses to […]

Rukavina lambasts Minnesota Tourism, Mike Hillman and Bob Tammen

Beatings by Rukavina

Tommy Rukavina’s reaction to the article below by Mike Hillman, comments made by Bob Tammen and I believe current citizen backlash against Non-Ferrous (Sulfide Rock) mining can be felt in these recent comments he made in a letter to the Editor of the Timberjay.

Taconite dollars kept the tourist “economy” afloat, says […]

I’ve been thinking! Once a Mining Town, Always a Mining Town?

Always a Mining Town?

10 November 2011; Once a Mining Town, Always a Mining Town, by Mike Hillman

Some of my best friends have asked me why so many old town people seem so strong in their support of sulfide mining. It is a valid question that leaves many people scratching their heads wondering […]

Glad to be a Nimby!

Last week the Ely Echo took up the issue of mining leases on privately owned land in the state of Minnesota. It would appear that the Echo took up the cause of the pro-mining people who were upset because Governor Mark Dayton and the State Executive Council declared a six month moratorium on granting mining […]

Manhattan Island was purchased for a bag of beads and trinkets, why not Northern Minnesota

How much for Lake Superior?

Coming home with a white plastic bag filled with various beads and trinkets from the open house of the new Twin Metals Building in the Ely Business Park was truly a great feeling. There are few things in life that can possibly compare to walking home swinging a plastic […]