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Hibbing School Board supports proposed PolyMet mine

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The Hibbing School Board is voicing their support for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine on the Iron Range. 

In a unanimous vote last week, the Board passed a resolution that claims the District is, in part, "confident that the exhaustive review by state and Federal regulatory agencies have concluded that the project can be operated in an environmentally safe and secure manner."

The Mountain Iron - Buhl City Council approved the same resolution in early February.

According to the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools, the hope is that other school boards on the Iron Range will follow suit. 

RAMS Executive Director Steve Giorgi says PolyMet's non-ferrous taxes would benefit the region's schools.

He says the mine would also create jobs for Iron Range students.

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