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The Untold Story of Iron and Water, a New Book by Minnesota Environmental Icon Grant Merritt

 In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with pioneering environmental lawyer, author, grandson of the man who was first able to mine the Iron Range, and past director of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from 1971, Grant Merritt.  

In his new book Iron and Water, Merritt talks about the history of pollution control in Minnesota, the struggles between his family and John Rockefeller during the early years of mining, and how every individual can be their own undeniable political force.

This extended podcast contains about 12 more minutes of our conversation . . . although we could have chatted for much, much longer!  If you read the book, you'll know why!


This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.


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