Throughout northern Minnesota, shared identity and respect for elders create a foundation for an effective response.
Without doubt, the IRRR board’s action toward the Fond du Lac Band is contrary to the principles of a government that operates fairly and with due process for all of its citizens.
The reality is that a major sulfide mine is going to have significant, negative environmental effects. It will never be “safe” from an environmental perspective.
Those who still claim that the legal challenges and allegations raised by EPA whistleblowers are just desperate last-minute attempts to throw sand in the gears may want to rework their talking points.
U.S. Steel wants to lower water quality standards rather than clean up its act.
How about some accountability for the thousands of private businesses that provide services to the government?
Perhaps this year, the Minnesota Legislature can begin to put the pieces together and recognize the connection between water quality and public health and well-being.
A proud and progressive DFLer, Rukavina stood up for the little guy — the working stiffs, the seniors, and the students, trying to make life a little easier.
The more legislators interfere, the more they bolster the claims of environmental critics who allege that politics, not science, governs the regulation of major industries in Minnesota, particularly mining.
Investments in education are the best way to ensure the state builds a strong and secure economy