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I strongly disagree with the decision made by Governor Walz to hold a contested case hearing on a simple water quality permit for the Line 3 replacement project. This is a basic construction permit, one that is issued for many other kinds of infrastructure projects. I understand the justification raised due to the Polymet permit decision on contested case hearings, but do not agree that this step was necessary in this case.

ELY — Before Kevin Boerst was hired as the leading expert on rock layers and mineral formation at the Iron Range’s newly-proposed billion dollar underground copper-nickel mine, he was working with the different layers of sandwiches at a local Subway.

Last year was, by far, one of the most exciting years I’ve experienced in my eight years at Twin Metals Minnesota (TMM). In the spring, we celebrated the Federal Bureau of Land Management’s renewal of our mineral leases covering one of the world’s largest untapped deposits of copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals – including the area where TMM is proposing its underground mine a few miles southeast of Ely.

“We are deeply disappointed by today’s decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals, which creates uncertainties for the PolyMet NorthMet proj…

This letter is in response to Jeff Davies retiring from the city’s Director of Public Works. Thank you so much for the creative way you beauti…