Independnet candidate for MN US Senate talks Polymet

By KBJR News 1

Independnet candidate for MN US Senate talks Polymet

July 31, 2014 Updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:17 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Independent party candidate for Minnesota Senate, Kevin Terrell, was in Duluth today talking about Polymet's proposed copper–nickel mine.

Terrell is a business man who grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and now lives in Minneapolis.

He said he's noticed that government is happening "to" the people instead of "for" people and he wants to change that.

Terrell said running on the independent ticket means he will not be influenced by national special interests.

When it comes to Polymet, Terrell said he will stand by the facts of the project and make sure the community benefits from it.

"There is going to be a lot of upside because we haven't even talked about PolyMets' plans, for instance, to use the plant facility for future mines. There is going to be an awful lot of money rolling into PolyMet and an awful lot of money rolling into that community and we need to make sure that we the people are sharing in that," said Terrell.

Terrell is one of four candidates running on the Independent ticket for US Senate.

There are five candidates on the Republican ticket and two people running on the DFL ticket including incumbent Al Franken.

The primary election will be held on August 12th.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.