Duluth News Tribune Editorial Board
Outside of all the politicking and counter-politicking yesterday during President Donald Trump’s historic visit to Duluth, a bit of time encouragingly was set aside for matters that matter a little more.
Specifically, mining and the Trump administration’s efforts to curb the Iron Range-harming practice of China and others to dump government-subsidized steel into our nation’s markets were to highlight a roundtable discussion Trump was scheduled to hold with elected and other leaders from Minnesota ahead of his evening rally at Amsoil Arena.
Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board President Ray Klosowski told the News Tribune he hoped the conversation also would include the dire need for hundreds of millions of dollars to take care of deferred maintenance and to build another lock the size of the Poe Lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. A Poe twin would ensure shipping traffic could continue should something, heaven forbid, ever shut down the Poe Lock.