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The Greening of Mark Dayton

The Greening of Mark Dayton

For some, Dayton’s fixation on water quality feels sudden, even though it’s hardly the first time the governor has expressed concerns about the environment. Yet it’s clear he’s become emboldened on environmental issues in his second term, taking on groups like the farming industry in a way he admits he couldn’t while he was running for re-election.Continue reading

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Minnesota’s First Copper Mining Scheme

Minnesota’s First Copper Mining Scheme

<em><a href=”http://www.conservationminnesota.org/wp-content/uploads/tumaheadshot.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-317″ alt=”tumafeature” src=”http://www.conservationminnesota.org/wp-content/uploads/tumaheadshot-200×200.jpg” width=”200″ height=”200″ /></a>“We hear no more of LeSueur’s copper ore” – </em>William Watts Folwell, A History of Minnesota, Volume 1 – pg41 Far into Minnesota’s past is a strange story about Minnesota’s first copper mining… Continue reading

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Sense of Justice and Need for the Truth

Sense of Justice and Need for the Truth

“It is worth while to have lived and suffered, to have labored and waited, long years for such an opportunity of pleading for the Slave mothers of our land, before such an audience.” Jane Swisshelm February 26, 1860* In a… Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Long Mining History

Minnesota’s Long Mining History

“We heard the water coming down the drift, we didn’t know if we were going to make it.  We just ran and ran for our lives.” Frank Hrvatin February 5, 1924* What seems to be all but forgotten in Minnesota… Continue reading

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