On Range, Ironclad Support for Copper Mining
Duluth News Tribune
For Brandi Salmela, a senior at Mesabi East High School, Wednesday night’s public meeting on the PolyMet copper mine, proposed about 10 miles from her school, was a chance to talk about the future of her town and her family.
Salmela was among about 30 Mesabi East students wearing bright blue PolyMet T-shirts emblazoned with “Tomorrow is Mine” who came as a group to show support for the project that has been on the drawing board longer than they have been alive.
Salmela said the state’s first-ever copper mine can provide the kind of jobs that support families and schools on the Iron Rage, which she called a unique and special place in Minnesota.
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