PolyMet Public Hearing

February 7th, 2018 - February 8th, 2018 | All Day

Attention Chamber members, friends and supporters;


The public hearings for PolyMet’s permits are a couple of weeks away.  Your help is essential in getting us over the finish line for permitting this very important project. This is an extremely exciting time for the Region and the entire State with PolyMet moving closer toward being Minnesota’s first fully permitted copper/nickel mining operation!

Please plan to attend the hearings on Wednesday, February 7th in Aurora, and Thursday, February 8th in Duluth.

The time is now to get on that bus!  (See info below.)

Because it is important to have our voices heard and to support a project so important to our area, we have arranged for buses to leave from several Iron Range Communities to attend the Duluth hearing.  It is crucial for us to show solidarity and visual support for the mining industry.

Hearing  Details:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mesabi East High School

601 N 1st St W, Aurora, MN 55705

4:00-9:00 p.m. open house

6:00-9:00 p.m. public comment forum

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Duluth Entertainment Convention Ctr. (DECC)

350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

1:00-9:00 p.m. open house

6:00-9:00 p.m. public comment forum

Anti-mining groups are actively recruiting people to attend the hearing in Duluth on February 8th, and we need to make certain our voices are heard and seen in Duluth.  Please consider riding the bus or making the trip down on Feb. 8th.

Bus info and contact for Thursday, February 8th to Duluth:

Bus 1 – Ely and Babbitt                                                                                  RSVP: Gerald Tyler (218) 365-3324

Depart Ely:                          1:30 pm – from St. Anthony Catholic Church

Depart Babbitt:                  2:00 pm – from Zup’s Grocery Store

Bus 2 – Hibbing/Chisholm and Virginia   RSVP:    Hibbing/Chisholm – Lory Fedo (218) 262-3895                                                                               

Virginia area – Melissa Cox (218) 741-2717

Depart Hib/Chis:             2:15 pm – from MN Discovery Center

Depart Virginia area:     2:45 pm – from Walmart in Mt Iron

Bus 3 – Aurora and Hoyt Lakes                           RSVPNorma Jean (218) 780-2860

Depart Aurora:                   2:45 pm – from Aurora Community Center

  • It is important that you call and RSVP your seat.
  • All buses will depart from Duluth back to the Range at 7:30 pm.
  • Food and beverages will be provided on the buses.
  • We are planning a rally in Duluth at 5:00 pm so the buses will arrive before that time.

Let’shave a strong showing for Our Way of Life!

As always, thank you for your great support.

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