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Senators tour manganese mine site in Emily


EMILY — Can environmental regulations be streamlined to shorten the permit process to save job-creating companies money and time while protecting the environment?

Tuesday, senators from the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee were in the lakes area to tour sites — in Emily, Crosby and Brainerd — and get more information from project areas in regard to accelerating the permitting process as a way to create economic growth.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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