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September 13, 2017
Duluth council president apologizes for foul language in mining skirmish
DULUTH, Minn.—A recent dustup between Duluth City Council President Joel Sipress and DFL Congressional District 8 Chairman Justin Perpich...
September 13, 2017 - 7:15pm
September 12, 2017
Dayton's water-quality event draws Ely crowd
ELY, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was on the edge of the some of the state's most pristine waters on Tuesday, Sept. 12, for one of...
September 12, 2017 - 10:22pm
August 27, 2017
When mine dams fail: Two recent examples
Two catastrophic mine dam failures, one in Canada and one in Brazil, made worldwide headlines in recent years for the downstream damage they caused. Polymet officials say their tailings basin and dams will be so different from those that failed that any comparison is unfair and meaningless....
August 27, 2017 - 6:00am
The dam debate: PolyMet tailings basin dams are key point in upcoming permits
HOYT LAKES — Of the bad things that could happen once PolyMet starts running Minnesota's first-ever copper mine, critics say, among the...
August 27, 2017 - 6:00am
August 21, 2017
UPDATE: Minnesota changes wild rice rules from sulfate to sulfide
August 21, 2017 - 6:33pm
July 23, 2017
Minnesota mining's place in American history
SOUDAN, Minn. — Imagine walking three-quarters of a mile through a mine tunnel in complete darkness to find iron ore, park interpreter...
July 23, 2017 - 6:00am
July 20, 2017
Copper critics' study says mine could hurt current economy
ELY, Minn.—Far from being a boon for regional job growth and economic development, allowing copper mining in Northeastern Minnesota would hurt the existing economy that relies on tourism and development based on unspoiled woods and water. That was the finding of a report released...
July 20, 2017 - 7:29pm
July 18, 2017
Minnesota copper mine opponents bend Forest Service's ear
ST. PAUL—Mia Morrison brought her 14-year-old enthusiasm to to a public meeting dominated by people much older. "My generation does not...
July 18, 2017 - 10:51pm
June 24, 2017
Iron ore shipments up in Twin Ports
DULUTH — Iron ore was cruising out of the Twin Ports last month as this shipping season continued its best start since 2013. "The first three months looked strong — that's obviously reflective of all six (taconite) production facilities being online this year," said Adele...
June 24, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 22, 2017
Battle escalates over mining moratorium near Boundary Waters
DULUTH, Minn. — Conservation, hunting and angling groups are battling back against U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan's effort to undo a moratorium on...
June 22, 2017 - 5:04pm
April 26, 2017
Chippewa wins bid to rescue Essar steel mill project in Nashwauk
NASHWAUK, Minn. — Tom Clarke's Chippewa Capital Partners LLC was picked Wednesday, April 26, as the best option to salvage the bankrupt Essar Steel Minnesota project in Nashwauk. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon has set a May 22 confirmation hearing to approve the deal,...
April 26, 2017 - 8:33pm
April 18, 2017
Study: Minnesota mining industry jobs worth more than tourism
DULUTH, Minn.—With claims by some mining critics that tourism is a more sustainable option than copper mining for northern Minnesota, and with the federal government mulling a moratorium on new mining near the Boundary Waters, industry officials fired back Tuesday with a new...
April 18, 2017 - 6:58pm
April 5, 2017
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations,...
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
March 28, 2017
Fourth lawsuit filed against PolyMet land exchange
DULUTH — Yet another lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Forest Service decision to approve the land exchange that enables PolyMet Mining Inc. to acquire the property where it wants to build Minnesota's first copper mine. The groups Save Our Sky Blue Waters, Save Lake Superior...
March 28, 2017 - 1:12pm
March 27, 2017
Lawsuit filed against PolyMet land exchange
DULUTH, Minn.—Three environmental groups filed suit in federal court Monday to overturn the U.S. Forest Service decision to trade land...
March 27, 2017 - 6:06pm