Outdoor enthusiasts associate Northeast Minnesota with the Boundary Waters, the country’s most-popular wilderness area. But to local folks it’s known as the Iron Range, so named for the ore the region has produced for generations.
This is canoe country, and it’s mining country. Those two cultures have been on a collision course for decades. Now the White House has sided with the mining industry, halting an environmental study ordered by its predecessor and fast-tracking a new, more environmentally hazardous type of mining in the region.
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