Mesabi Daily News
Senator Al Franken

For generations, mining has played a unique role in the economy, and the culture, of our state.

I travel to the Iron Range as often as I can. And whenever I’m there, I meet with workers who are rightly proud to be earning good paychecks in good jobs, producing steel for skyscrapers, iron ore nuggets for electric arc furnaces, and much more.

Mining is a true Minnesota tradition. So, too, is respect for our environment and careful stewardship of our natural resources — not just for our own sake, but for the sake of our children, grandchildren, and future generations.

Nobody knows this better than Iron Rangers, who enjoy both the economic opportunities offered by mining and the quality of life provided by Northern Minnesota’s beautiful landscape and abundant recreational opportunities.

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