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Marshall Helmberger on Copper Nickel Mining and Local Politics on Lake Vermilion
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Each week Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the news from NE Minnesota.  This week he filled us in on a new study commissioned by the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.  It takes a look at the economic costs ofcopper nickel mining. There is a public meeting on Tuesday July 25th at the Virginia High School from 5-7pm.  

Marshall also talked about a possible conflict of interest by St. Louis County commissioner Keith Nelson about a Lake Vermilion homeowner's lack of permitting for a change in lakeshore.  And Marshall fills us in on the possible economic impact for the town of Crane Lake if they lose the customs office located there since the 1950s. 

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.