County Board Shows Support for National Forest Mining and Fighting Invasive Species

DULUTH, Minn.-The St. Louis County Board today approved a resolution in support of copper mining in Superior National Forest and funding to fight aquatic invasive species.

The copper mining resolution calls on Trump’s administration to reverse President Obama’s decision to block mining in 234,000 acres of the forest.

Last week, commissioners heard arguments on both sides of the issues, and the vote passed 4-3.

Also approved by the board was $850,000 in state funds for 10 different projects selected by the county.

The biggest one is managing watercraft inspections, decontamination, and public education for Burntside Lake, along with Lake Vermilion.

About $300,000 will go toward that project.

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