Duluth News Tribune
Opinion: Arik Forsman
The city of Duluth and surrounding communities have made progress toward a more stable economic atmosphere since my wife and I moved here nearly 10 years ago for college, but unemployment in our region is still higher than in some other areas. The layoff numbers keep increasing on the Iron Range, where my father, uncle and cousin are waiting to hear what’s happening next at the taconite mines where they work.
Fortunately, copper-nickel mining projects in the Duluth Complex, one of the world’s largest untapped sources of copper, nickel and other strategic metals, will supply hundreds of mining and spin-off jobs to the region.