Saturday, July 19, 2008 By Aaron Brown
Several complaints over potential inappropriate spending of this public loan money are being reviewed, as is the rather fluid nature of the loan's terms. The OLA now confirms it is finishing its preliminary report, will be sharing it with involved parties and expects to release the report in mid-August.
ANALYSIS: I'm not privy to the inside information, but I can tell you that if voters were required to spend 10 minutes looking at the loan disbursements they'd find this whole deal pretty fishy, even if it is legal. The sooner this blot on the economic development landscape is wiped away, we can get down to the real work of modernizing the Iron Range.