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Congress is in the midst of debate over a bill that would set a national standard for how many live organisms can be permitted in ballast water. It's an important issue to the Great Lakes shipping industry: ship ballasts spread non-native species such as zebra and quagga mussels, which threaten the state's ecology, but the shipping industry says that the patchwork of state rules is difficult to follow. Environmentalists ...more »
Mining has a long history in the 8th District.
But two new operations proposed for the area could pose significant environmental problems.
If elected, how will you balance the need for jobs with environmental preservation?
This question goes to Tarryl Clark:
You've long lived in the 6th District of Minnesota, and only recently arrived in the 8th.
How do you plan to show voters in the 8th District that you're not an outsider, and that their priorities are your priorities?
Minnesota's 8th District has an unemployment rate of nearly 6.9 percent - the same as the state's average.
If elected, how do you plan to bring jobs to your district? To that end, how do you plan to diversity jobs in the district?