Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Jul 26, 2017 In The News

BEMIDJI -- A total of $800,000 in federal funding has been awarded to Bemidji Regional Airport, allowing the facility to move forward on constructing two new hangars.

Jul 26, 2017 In The News

MINNEAPOLIS — The fight over whether to allow copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota is shifting to the capital city as the U.S. Forest Service opens a new set of public meetings on its proposal to bar minerals exploration and development on more than 234,000 acres near the pristine wilderness for up to 20 years.

Jul 26, 2017 In The News

– U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan asked federal lawmakers Friday to approve a land exchange that would benefit the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

Jul 26, 2017 In The News

Calling it a "very good land exchange... for the taxpayers and the citizens of our nation," U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan testified in front of the House Subcommittee on Public Lands Friday in favor of a bill the 8th District DFLer authored.

The legislation would authorize a federal land exchange the contentious PolyMet copper-nickel mine proposal needs in order to advance.

Jul 26, 2017 In The News

Before walking in the Heritage Days Parade Saturday in Two Harbors, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan took time to meet with the Lake County Board of Commissioners to discuss a variety of issues facing the county.

Jul 26, 2017 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives late Wednesday approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that “reaffirms” that a strong domestic iron ore and steel industry is vital to national security.

Jul 26, 2017 In The News

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed zebra mussels were found in Lake Edward and the Mahnomen Mine Pit No. 1 in Crow Wing County.

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Jul 26, 2017 In The News

– U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan is embracing the fight against climate change in Congress even as he faces criticism from environmentalists back home for his support of local mining interests.

Jul 26, 2017 In The News

If it wasn't for the copper-nickel mine that could result in the end, even the most hardened PolyMet opponent could find something to cheer in the proposed land exchange between the federal government and the mining company.