Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
This summer, Minnesota lost the Verso paper mill in Sartell and the Georgia-Pacific hardboard plant in Duluth. Both appear to be permanent losses. The Sartell mill was destroyed by fire and the Duluth plant is being dismantled. They are not the first to go. Minnesota Public Radio recently reported the state’s forest industry has lost six mills in the last five years, a stunning swing of the timber harvest pendulum, which has an effect on the environment and economy of Minnesota. In this edition of Points North, Shawn explains why he thinks a healthy forest industry is necessary for a healthy forest.