Who runs this joint?

Mike Jennings of the Hibbing Daily Tribune turned in this report of Wednesday night’s (Itasca County Railroad Commission) meeting. It shows a compelling conflict over who the commissioners work for — a company or the citizens of the county. This particular story — over how generous the terms toward Essar Steel are ultimately structured — is not over. But the framework of the argument now favors this global steel giant.

NOTE: corrects Itasca Co. Board meeting to the railroad commission. The Railroad Commission met before the county board and includes some county commissioners.


  1. Anonymous says

    The HDN made a much bigger deal of the supposed conflict between staff recommendations and board votes than the Herald Review. A little East Range vs. West Range rivalry coloring the coverage perhaps?

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