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Clean water or jobs? Both, but only with strong regulation

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Ely, Minnesota has been an environmental battlefield for decades. Ely was founded as an iron mining town, and a century later, conflicts today focus on mining. The conflict came to a head last month at a meeting of the St. Louis County board of commissioners in Ely. Commissioners were hearing testimony about a proposed resolution… Read more »

Mixed blessings from super ships

Posted by & filed under Great Lakes, Water.

On my walk to work, I cross Duluth’s iconic Aerial Lift Bridge. During the shipping season, my commute can be seriously disrupted by traffic…shipping traffic that is. The span of the bridge is nearly as long as a city block, and when a boat comes off of Lake Superior, the entire span raises up about… Read more »

Andrew Slade: My Deer Hunting 360

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It’s deer season. Nearly a million Minnesotans will buy a deer license and head for a favorite patch of field or forest. About 40% of them will be successful and bag a deer. I won’t be one of them.