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GUEST VIEW: Don't make stuff up when it comes to PolyMet


August 9, 2019

In a representative democracy where discussion of issues should be fact-based, it’s always disappointing when publicly elected officials resort to mischaracterizations, half-truths, and good-old-fashioned propaganda to advance their position. Such was the case in the Aug. 2 letter to the editor, “Iron Range Legislators show support for PolyMet.”

The seven Iron Range legislators began by stating, “The claims by metro legislators and anti-mining groups about PolyMet Mining are downright fabrications.”

These “claims” have to do with the recent factual revelations that, in granti...

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