Sen. Bakk Attends Silver Bay Town Hall For Miners

The city of Silver Bay has been hit hard by the mining crisis, so state officials came together Wednesday to listen and learn about the serious effects of the local mine going idle. 

“To be able to hear some personal stories, from individuals that are living through this. That may provide me an opportunity to more sincerely and more effectively convey what the community is feeling,” said Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk.

Bakk wasn’t the only state official at the town hall. He was joined by two state representatives.

All of which have taken notice of Silver Bay after Cliffs Natural Resources announced a temporary closure in December, which ultimately laid off nearly 500 workers.

Senator Bakk said it’s Washington that needs to take action and exercise section 201 of the trade tariff.

The senator plans to use the personal stories he heard in Silver Bay to put a face to the mining crisis for Washington.

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