September 24, 1977 - MPR’s Dan Olson presents “The Role Of the Courts In A Changing Society: Cedar-Riverside high-rise development suit,” a documentary that xamines lawsuit challenging the Cedar-Riverside high-rise development in Minneapolis. The court's decision provides insight into how a single suit can change the profile of a large urban area, into the National Environmental Policy Act, and into how tax laws and government funds are used to provide inner-city housing.
May 24, 1974 - A discussion concerning open-pit and underground copper-nickel mining operations which International Nickel has proposed to begin near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and the Town of Ely, Minnesota. Panel members include John Herman, Sierra Club attorney; Victor Arnold, State Planning Agency; William Bryce, Department of Natural Resources-Division of Mines; Miron Heinselman, US Forest Service; and Dean Ramstad, of International Nickel.
August 28, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow reports on debate over copper-nickel mining development in northeastern Minnesota. Report includes comments from residents and environmental officials.