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Monthly Archives: July 2018

  • Economist’s View: Mining generates 10 times more economic value than leisure, hospitality

    by John Phelan for the Duluth News Tribune This month, the News Tribune published a commentary by Sandra B. Zellmer and Alexandra B. Klass¬†of the Center for Progressive Reform. In it, they argued against Twin Metals and the possibility of sulfide-ore copper-nickel mining in Northeastern Minnesota (Professors’ View: “U-turn on Twin Metals a massive giveaway…

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  • Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,000 Plus Jobs

    by Shailaja A. Lakshmi, Maritime News The new study by the Department of Transportation Great Lakes – Saint Lawrence Seaway says that shipping ¬†supports more than 237,000 jobs and billions in economic activity. A year-long study of the economic impacts of the entire Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system is a definitive and detailed report…

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  • Strength of Iron Range economic recovery surprising to locals

    by Dee DePass, Star Tribune When Jim Bailey lost his oil fracking job last year, the Bemidji resident took a chance relocating his family to Hibbing, which lies in the heart of the Iron Range and its boom-or-bust economy. Bailey and his wife, Tracy, bought the shuttered Courtyard Cafe on historic Howard Street. In December,…

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