23 Jun 2015
June 23, 2015

MINE VII: It is critical that we stay united

June 23, 2015

Mesabi Daily News
Opinion: Dave Lislegard

Mining, the lifeblood of our communities, is currently being threatened on many fronts. We’ve seen countless “jobs vs. environment” stories, all of which have become trite and tired. I can tell you without hesitation that we need to embrace opportunities when they come before us.

We on the Iron Range have been advocating for mining through the ups and downs for generations and we support all responsible mining. We’ve been engaged for a very long time and we must continue to be engaged in this current fight for mining, because if mining — the main economic engine of our region — fails, so do our communities. We need to focus on the tremendous potential for diversification on the Range through all mining-related opportunities.

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