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Congressman's view: Environmentally sound mining vital to Minnesota’s economy

Published 01/26/2012, Duluth News Tribune

I like to say Minnesota is three things: timber, taconite, and tourism. To say we are pro-mining is quite an understatement. The mining industry is critical not only to the economic sustainability of the region but to the prosperity of the hard-working men, women and families who depend on its jobs. The development and exploration of the critical and strategic mineral sector has the potential to build a new, vibrant industry in Minnesota. Truth be told, the industry is integral to our economic well-being.

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