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Nolan: Minnesota can have mining and clean water

by John Myers, Duluth News Tribune, April 12, 2016

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Tuesday told a convention of mining executives that Minnesota can have both mining and a clean environment, and that he’s working to make sure copper mining happens in the state.

Nolan, D-Crosby, who represents Northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range, was the opening speaker at the annual convention of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Minnesota Section at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

Nolan focused on the convention’s theme of how global economics are affecting both Minnesota’s longstanding iron mining industry and fledgling copper mining prospects — including foreign competition, global overcapacity and low prices.

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