January 9, 2013

PolyMet Mining Corp. has offered Minnesota a Faustian bargain in the form of a sulfide mine in the Superior National Forest.  The company has promised 20 years of jobs, economic stimulus, and the revival of the mining economy of Northern Minnesota through the extraction of copper, nickel, and other metals.  An open-pit mine and prosperity.  Oh, and 500 years of toxic waste clean-up.


If this rankles you, please join the 3,000 people who have already engaged in the DNR public comment period going on now. Click here to comment today using Mining Truth's easy commenting form. If you're unsure, read on.


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After the past week of sub-arctic temperatures, the staff at CURE is gearing up for an exciting 2014 Events & Adventures series! Get a glimpse of what to expect this year and let us help you start planning your outdoor activities for 2014.
Carol Ford and her late husband, Chuck Waibel. Photo by West Central Tribune.


Carol Ford will be able to carry on the work of her late husband and develop a local foods network in the region based on the production of winter greens in passive solar greenhouses.  
CURE Senior Director, Duane Ninneman, has agreed to serve as RE-AMP's Clean Energy Working Group leader for the next three years.  Ninneman was appointed to lead the working group as its interim leader in April 2013 and has now assumed a three-year term following an uncontested election.
"The partnerships forged with organizations in the network have expanded CURE's capacity, and we have brought a much needed rural perspective to RE-AMP network discussions."
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Native plants, Raingardens and Lawn Care for Water Quality (+winter tips). K.K. Berge Building, Granite Falls. Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 PM to 8 PM.

Snowshoeing the Gneiss SNA with Don Robertson. Gneiss Outcrop SNA, Granite Falls. Saturday, Feb. 8, 1 PM to 3 PM.
In the News...

"Interior Department ends federal 'Blueway' program," by Bill Draper Associated Press, Pioneer Press.
"Massive solar plan for Minnesota wins bid over gas," by David Shaffer, Star Tribune.
"Petition fires back at tax law aimed at conservation lands," by Tom Cherveny, West Central Tribune.

"Farmer inquiries lead to new no-till products," by Andrea Johnson, Minnesota Farm Guide.

"Minn. River Board votes to dissolve," by Tim Krohn, Mankato Free Press.
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