Sulfate-impaired water everywhere

November 10, 2021

But the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency just noticed it


A win for the environment in a Minnesota court, for a change

February 17, 2021

After recent decisions regarding Enbridge Line 3 in particular, this was good to see. Wins for the environment equal wins for the people, even if some of the people never have come around to understanding that. The Minnesota Supreme Court (Feb. 10) issued a ruling overturning a prior Minnesota Court of Appeals decision that held […]

The ne’er-do-well brother-in-law

November 14, 2015

The one who keeps moving back in when he hits his latest rough patch

The Cycle of Corporate Abuse

April 4, 2015

On mining’s toxic relationship with the Iron Range.

Matt Entenza

The Weekly Wrap 6-15

June 15, 2014

KSTP/SurveyUSA released a poll last week that I will address in a future, standalone, post. In the meantime, The Wrap™ is here to scratch your Minnesota politics itch. ♣ Matt Entenza, candidate for state Auditor, filed a complaint this week against the incumbent Auditor, Rebecca Otto, with the Office of Administrative Hearings claiming that she broke […]

Company Men

January 30, 2014

Those fellows in the suits want you to cede a lot more than just your time.

Canoeing the BWCA

Mining poll shows Minnesotans like the environment

September 23, 2013

Last week Mining Truth, a coalition of Minnesota environmental groups, released the results of a poll they had Public Policy Polling commission concerning Minnesota’s feelings about issues around sulfide mining. They released the results of two polls, one of the entire state of Minnesota, one of just the eighth congressional district. These are the results […]

They’ve been mining in Appalachia forever

July 24, 2013

So why isn’t everybody rich?

Mining Truth: About those jobs, jobs, jobs (Part 5)

September 26, 2012

What about business income?


Shrinking the Superior National Forest

September 20, 2012

Al and Amy signing on to Chip’s mapless land exchange?

DNR's Ted Landwehr

Mining regulator revolving door continues to spin

September 6, 2012

Yet another DNR mining chief departs for greener pastures

Superior National Forest

“Mine, log, and lease the hell out of that land”

September 5, 2012

Rep. Dill gets his wish