Topics: "Iron Mining Plants Running All-Out" & "Duluth LISC Adds AmeriCorps Members"
Description: Iron Range iron mines are bucking the national economic trends and producing taconite at record levels. The mining companies high production is good news for the state, in the form of production taxes and royalty payments.
And the Duluth Local Initiatives Support Corporation is adding 17 AmeriCorps positions to support neighborhood groups in Duluth. It's good news at a time when many small non-profit organizations are struggling with reduced funding and increase need in the community.
Guests: Craig Pagel, President – Iron Mining Association of Minnesota; Pam Kramer, Executive Director – Duluth LISC; Nan Stubenvoll, Duluth LISC AmeriCorps Coordinator; Joel Vos, AmeriCorps Member – Duluth Energy Efficiency Program