USFS HEARINGS in St.Paul & Virginia
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has finally determined a need to schedule two more public hearings on the proposed withdrawal of a quarter million acres of federal land in Northeastern Minnesota.
This hearing is in regards to the withdrawal of 240,000 acres of federal land leases in the Superior National Forest. Included in this withdrawal are an additional 190,000 acres of state and private leases that include 95,000 acres of school trust fund lands! We cannot allow this arbitrary action by the USFS and BLM to stand unchallenged. The new hearings are scheduled for July 18th in St. Paul and July 25th in Virginia at the school auditorium. Please plan on attending this hearing which starts at 5:00 pm and runs until 7:30 pm.
If you are unable to attend, go to the Twin Metals website and fill out the form letter to be sent to the Forest Service opposing the land withdrawal from future mining.
NEWEST MEMBERS TO JOIN RAMS:
RAMS has made it a priority to grow our membership this year. When we promote our association using our motto; “ONE RANGE – ONE VOICE” we want to be as big and as powerful as we have ever been and you can help us achieve that goal and make our voice even stronger. The newest members are CLINTON TOWNSHIP, LONE PINE TOWNSHIP AND NORTHLAND LEARNING CENTER on the public sector side and POLYMET; MESABI METALLICS, LAKEHEAD CONTRACTORS, LARKIN & HOFFMAN and the IRON MINING ASSOCIATION on the corporate membership side. The board of directors and I will be working on new memberships throughout the year. If you have any questions please call or email me. 218-780-8877 or email@example.com. On behalf of the board, I thank you for joining our ranks. “ONE RANGE – ONE VOICE “
Fostering economic development across Minnesota’s Iron Range
One Range… One Voice
Ensuring the voices of our Range cities, townships, and schools will be heard on the issues of economic enhancement and quality of life.
Serving Cities, Townships and Schools since 1939.
The Range Association of Municipalities & Schools (RAMS) was created in 1939 by the joining together of the Range Civic Association and the Range Municipalities Committee to promote legislation beneficial to its membership.
The main function of RAMS is to monitor proposed State and Federal legislation and determine how it may affect Association member units of government. The Range Association of Municipalities & Schools (RAMS) works closely with the Iron Range Delegation, the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) , and area economic development entities to further community development and quality of life for all member units.
Message From the Board
As a member of the RAMS board of directors, I find the RAMS organization a great asset to my duties as mayor of a small Iron Range community. The RAMS motto of “ONE RANGE – ONE VOICE”, speaks volumes for what RAMS represents. RAMS is an organization that brings together our area school boards, townships and cities helping us collaborate and cooperate on issues that pertain to us as a region. As a small city in this region of the state, I can that we appreciate all of the efforts set forth by the RAMS’ organization.