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I think that Congressman Rick Nolan is representing us in Washington very well, on most issues, but I want to raise two challenges to his recent statement in support of the PolyMet copper/nickel … more
PolyMet proposes to blast and excavate three open-pit copper mines.  In total, the pits will stretch over three miles and have a maximum depth of 696 feet.  Unlike the copper mines in arid Arizona, … more
At the Oct. 27 Ely City Council study session, a packed room of Ely area residents and business owners spoke of the harm to businesses, home owners, and residents that proposed sulfide-ore copper … more
While sulfide mining proponents find it strategic to contend that Ely is dying, the numbers tell a different story. Small business is alive and growing in Ely. Consider: • The Ely Chamber of … more
The action at Tuesday night’s Greenwood Town Board meeting addressing my request to make available the written comments that were generated by Question 20 of the Greenwood Comprehensive Plan Survey … more
Thanks to the editor of the Timberjay for covering the sad conduct of the Mesabi Daily News and editor Bill Hanna. One of my favorite headlines in the MDN reported that 3A candidate Bill Hansen … more
Regarding the front page story in the Thursday, Mesabi Daily News, John Cherry and Bill Hanna must think the voters of District 3A have very short memories. It was a less than a year ago that … more
We are voting for Bill Hansen in the DFL primary for District 3A on Sept. 29, because he is the one candidate who really cares about what makes this area great.  Like a lot of people, we moved to … more
Voters in Minnesota House District 3A have a choice to make in replacing David Dill. Dave served this area well and accomplished so much for our area and will be greatly missed. Eric Johnson from … more
Bill Hanna’s front page smear against 3A candidate Bill Hansen was no surprise. Hanna is a tireless shill for the mining industry in general and for Big Copper in particular and he’s made it … more
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