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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 […]

Latest Labovitz Report-He who pays for the report pays for the results-don’t expect “fair and balanced.”

Benefits ONLY! We forgot Costs.

The latest report from the UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics (as reported on by the News Tribune in the Feb. 7 story, “UMD report underscores value of iron ore mining, potential for copper”), is business as usual in the world of mining in Minnesota.

Once again we […]

Mining on the Range: Half the story is half the truth

ELY, Minn. – On Feb. 29, according to WDIO.com, there was “Mining Support in St. Paul.” Unfortunately, it neglected to report the rest of the story.

“Ely Mayor Roger Skraba said his community supports mining [copper-nickel] and has passed a resolution to show its support. ‘We have people coming to our community, who are not […]

Mining Promises and Reality

What would be different about Non-Ferrous Mining? Nothing!

From “Mining in Minnesota’s Iron Range: Past and Future Perspectives by Thomas Michael Power, Economics Department, The University of Montana:

The Economic Promise:

Tremendous Wealth Extracted

High Wages Paid

The Economic Outcoume:

Depressed and Rundown Towns & Regions

Lower average incomes, higher […]