MPCA HEARING ON NEW WILD RICE/SULFATE STANDARD:
The MPCA has scheduled a “rules making hearing” on their newly developed and proposed standard for protection of wild rice as well as how they have identified the “wild rice waters” that need additional protection for continuing harvest of wild rice by humans or wildlife. The hearing will be held at the auditorium of Mesabi Community College on October 4th at 4:00 pm.
A community and industry rally will be held just prior to the hearing across from the college on the east side, at the Kline Cuppoletti Park facility. Speakers from our mining industry, as well as labor, local officials and others will provide their perspective on the proposed new standard and the problems they have determined with the science behind the standard. Please plan on attending the 3:00 pm rally and walk with us in solidarity to the hearing. Park on the south or west side of the college.
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.
Nashwauk Mayor – Ben DeNucci
Message From the Board: