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Capitol Chatter: Ingebrigtsen blames environmentalists for mining delay

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ST. PAUL - State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, blames environmentalists for a delay in the state allowing mining companies to explore under some northeastern Minnesota lands.

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"The environmentalists, I think, are behind this because they want to slow down any type of mining up there," said Ingebrigtsen, Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee chairman.

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