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Representative Rob Ecklund answers questions on mining, ski hill expansion and more

Rob Ecklund, our District 3A Representative, visited the North Shore on October 29-30, for what has become an annual tradition. In a non-pandemic year, the Cook County Chamber and Visit Cook County co-host a gala to give community members the chance to get to know not just Representative Rob Ecklund, but also Senator Tom Bakk. This year COVID-19 put a damper on that large gathering, but Representative Ecklund and Senator Bakk still visited the county to meet with community leaders in some smaller gatherings.

Representative Ecklund stopped by the WTIP studios and visited with WTIP’s Rhonda Silence on a variety of issues, such as copper/nickel mining in Minnesota, gold mining in Canada, and the concept of “greenwashing.” Representative also gave some thoughts on the proposed expansion of Lutsen Mountains ski hill and on deer management.

Here’s their conversation.