Rich in History, Progressive in Thinking, A great Place to Live & Work!

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Babbitt is a small community of 1600 residents located at the eastern end of the legendary Mesabi Iron Mining Range near Birch Lake in Northeast Minnesota.  Only two portages from the BWCA, its location offers a unique combination of access to outdoor activities and cultural and business opportunities. 

Outdoor activities include excellent fishing on Birch Lake with a range of resort or camping facilities available.  The area also offers excellent opportunities for viewing or photographing wildlife such as wolves, moose, deer, bear. and smaller game.

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News Flash

 

Babbitt Comprehensive Plan Comment Period

 

The City of Babbitt has completed a draft 2014 Babbitt Comprehensive Plan Update over the course of the past few months and would like to receive public comments on the proposed plan prior to making their recommendation for its adoption to the City Council. 

 

Comments from the public will be presented to the planning and zoning commission to determine what (if any) revisions shall be incorporated prior to the adoption of the plan.  These comments will be reviewed by the Commission at their Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Babbitt Municipal Center at 71 South Drive in Babbitt

The plan is available for review at City hall or on the project’s website listed below.  Please send any comment to Justin Otsea, Planner, ARDC for composition to present to the commission at the upcoming meeting.  For more information on the Babbitt Comprehensive Plan, please visit www.arrowheadplanning.org/BabbittUpdate or contact:

Justin Otsea

ARDC

221 West First Street

Duluth, MN 55802

218-529-7529

jotsea@ardc.org

 

 

  

City of Babbitt - General Election November 4, 2014 - REMEMBER TO VOTE!!

Candidates:

     Mayor - 2 year term

          Glenn Anderson

          Bernice Norregaard

          Jim Tuomala

          Andrea Zupancich

 

     Council Member (2 openings) - 4 year term

          John Fitzpatrick

          Jim Lassi

          Duane Lossing

          Don Negley

          Terry Switajewski


     Council Member (1 opening) - 2 year term

          Darryl Davey

          Travis Roseth


 

 

 

NorthMet Mining Project and Land Exchange - release of the

Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

(SDEIS).  The SDEIS has been prepared by three Co-lead

Agencies - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

(MDNR), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S.

Forest Service (USFS).  Their web page is: 

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/environmentalreview/polymet/index.html

 


 

Garbage Collection:  Residents are reminded that only CORRUGATED cardboard is allowed in the recycle shed.  Picking up of grass clippings, etc., is an additional service that is provided by the garbage hauler.  Do not overfill bags - they should be easily 'liftable'.  Please DO NOT dispose of animal feces in these bags!  It should be disposed of in the purple "City of Babbitt" garbage bags.  Garbage is collected on Mondays and Thursdays.  Pickup begins at 7:00 a.m.  Please have your garbage out by that time.

 

 

 

 

The City of Babbitt encourages residents to send

Letters of Support for Local Mining to the following:

 

 LEGISLATIVE AND CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS

Representative David Dill (DFL) District: 03A

571 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul, MN  55155

e-mail:  rep.david.dill@house.mn

 

Senator Thomas M. Bakk (DFL) District 03 (Majority Leader)

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Capital, Room 226

St. Paul, MN 55155

Internet:  type in “Senator Thomas Bakk” and contact through e-mail form

 

SENATORS OF THE 113TH CONGRESS

Franken, Al (D-MN)

309 hart Senate office Building

Washington, DC  20510

e-mail:  www.franken.senate.gov/?p=contact

 

Klobucher, Amy (D-MN)

302 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC  20510

e-mail:  www.klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm

 

United States Congressman Rick Nolan                                                  Brainerd City Hall

2447 Rayburn House Office Building                                                      501 Laurel Street

Washington, DC  20515                                                                           Brainerd, MN  56401

 

Chisago County Government Center                                                      Duluth Technology Village           

313 North Main Street                                                                            11 East Superior Street #125

Center City, MN  55012                                                                           Duluth, MN  55802

 

 IRRRB

Steve Peterson, Dave Hart

P O Box 441

Eveleth, MN  55734