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Counterpoint: Here on the Iron Range, we know mining. Our laws and processes will work.

Star Tribune
Rep. Dave Lislegard

On the Iron Range, we’ve been mining for more than 130 years. Our former mine pits supply our drinking water. We believe Gov. Tim Walz and our state agencies should allow the environmental process to go forward for Twin Metals’ proposed copper nickel mine in northern Minnesota. We have rules under the laws and should respect them.


The Iron Range knows mining. Our renewable energy and high-tech future depends on the materials that come from the range. And our communities deserve the opportunity to succeed. We have incredibly thorough environmental permitting processes and strong environmental protections in place. Instead of further delays, let’s follow the laws and processes we have.

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