Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Merry Christmas to you and your family! With the excitement of celebrating our Savior’s birth with family and loved ones, this is one of my favorite times of year. I hope you have the opportunity to spend the season visiting and enjoying time with your loved ones as well. Also, if you’re traveling over the next couple of weeks, I wish you safe travels.
Yesterday, the final state permits for PolyMet’s copper-nickel mining project in northeastern Minnesota were approved. This approval includes water and air quality permits and a wetland certification, indicating the project meets the state’s strict environmental standards.
The decision to grant the final state permits will bring new life to the former LTV mining site and is exciting news for our area. Copper-nickel mining projects like this one will create countless good-paying jobs, and yesterday’s announcement brings us one step closer to the economic surge that this mine will set in motion. I will always be an advocate for the responsible development our natural resources, and I am eager to see PolyMet’s long-awaited project become a reality.
Please Contact Me
The end of the year also means the legislative session is fast-approaching. Things get underway at the Capitol on January 8, so please do not hesitate to contact me following this Holiday Season with any thoughts or questions on the issues that will come before me in the session ahead. Your input allows me to best represent our community and I appreciate hearing from you.
Once again, from my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!