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We received this note from or friend Becky Rom.

1/22/15 – We received this note from or friend Becky Rom. Becky is the daughter of Bill and Barb Rom, who were canoe outfitting pioneers in Ely.
Hi – As you know, Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness/Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is hosting a series of talks this weekend in the Twin Cities about the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining to the Boundary Waters and surrounding area. Would you please send out the invitation to these talks to your friends and family, and perhaps your customer list? Would you post this on your website? Three of the talks are described on the attached postcard. In addition, the Izaak Walton League is hosting a talk at REI on Saturday.
We are also asking that people contact Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s office in St. Paul with a request that she permanently protect the Boundary Waters. Betty is the ranking member of a key committee in the House, and can influence Boundary Waters policy. Phone calls and emails to her office are best. We will be putting up more detail on our website in the next day or two, but calls and emails can have a very simple message (why you care and please protect) and should start right now.
Thursday, January 22
Ridgedale-Hennepin County Library, RHR Room
6:30 pm Open House
7:00 – 8:30 pm Presentation
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka
Saturday, January 24
Bachman’s Floral Gift & Garden, Heritage Room
1:30 Open House
2:00 – 3:30 pm Presentation
6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
Saturday, January 24 – Sponsored by the Izaak Walton League
REI Bloomington
6:00 Open House
7:00 – 8:30 pm Presentation
750 W. American Blvd., Bloomington
Sunday, January 25
2:30 pm Open House
3:00 – 4:30 pm Presentation
Turtle Lake Room 110
4580 Victoria St. N., Shoreview