"Despite the vital importance of minerals, the previous Administration took dozens of anti-mining actions which, if left in place, will stifle job creation, decimate local economies and disrupt public education funding streams. This overreach locked up millions of acres of…

Within Chairman Martin’s Democrat Farmer-Labor Party, though, there is room for the environmentalists to consistently criticize miners, pipefitters and other unionists. Within Chairman Martin’s DFL, there’s no criticism when Gov. Dayton stacks the PUC with environmentalists who stand ready to deny permitting…