Hanson stakes claim as anti-mining candidate

Tofte outfitter is field’s only opponent of copper-nickel mining.
Bill Hansen believes that the water is northeastern Minnesota’s most precious resource, and one not to tamper with.
Hansen is trying to emerge from a DFL primary that also includes two International Falls residents - Koochiching County Commissioner Rob Ecklund and former Republican candidate Eric Johnson - and Ely councilor Heidi Omerza. More in this week's Ely Echo