The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

Copper Can Reduce Infections

Could a Bit of Copper Cut Back on Infections in Hospitals? Minnesota Public Radio Hannah Bloch Dec. 15, 2014   Checking into a hospital can boost your chances of infection. That’s a disturbing paradox of modern medical care.   And… Read More ›

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Kennecott Expands Exploration

Mining Company Expands Copper Exploration Plans Along Aitkin/Carlton County Line Duluth News Tribune (Daily) John Myers Dec. 2, 2014   Kennecott Exploration Co. has submitted exploration plans for nine additional state mineral rights leases in Aitkin and Carlton counties.  … Read More ›

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Demand for U.S. Minerals on the Rise

Demand for U.S. Minerals on the Rise Hibbing Daily Tribune (Daily) Editorial Board Nov. 15, 2014 *Also appeared on Mesabi Daily News   Minerals are vital to manufacturing products and technologies that propel the U.S. economy, fostering innovation and supporting… Read More ›

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Additional Review of Health Effects is Not Needed

In Response: Additional Review of Health Effects of PolyMet Project is Not Needed Duluth News Tribune (Daily) Frank Ongaro Oct. 27, 2014   The recent request by the Minnesota Medical Association, Minnesota Public Health Association and other various groups for… Read More ›

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Opinion: Letter Writer Responds to Column

Hibbing Daily Tribune James Mancuso Response to column by Aaron Brown "No hope on the Range, but for the hope we create" published on Sept. 15. I sincerely believe that much of what Mr. Brown wrote concerning the future of… Read More ›

New Group Jobs for Minnesotans Formed, Growing

Mesabi Daily News Charles Ramsay One of the main backers of a state group supporting more mining jobs in Northeastern Minnesota sees passage of H.R. 761 in the U.S. House as vital to the area's economy. "This is getting us… Read More ›

State Jobs News Quite Good; But Not So Across the Range

Mesabi Daily News Bill Hanna The headlines for state economic news the last week or so shouted out good jobs news. But it would appear someone didn't get the memo for the headline writer to include the Iron Range and… Read More ›

Opinion: Jobs for Minnesotans on Mining Opportunities in Northeast Minnesota

Grand Rapids Herald-Review We are confident that Minnesota's new mines will be built in an environmentally responsible manner and more importantly, offering an unprecedented opportunity for Minnesota to build the green economy of the future," said Harry Melander, president of… Read More ›

Editorial: Good News for Mining in Congress

Mesabi Daily News Two key Minnesota members of Congress stood up for mining on the Iron Range recently. We applaud their efforts in Washington. Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar took on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' regarding their permitting… Read More ›

In response: Mining essential to keep the economy running

By: Arthur E. Englund, Duluth News Tribune As a 56-year member of the Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, I feel a response is necessary to the Aug. 23 commentary, "What the metals-mining lobbyist left out of column speaks volumes."… Read More ›