The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

POLYMET SUBMITS 4 PERMIT APPLICATIONS COMPANY REPAYS $5.1 MILLION IRRRB LOAN

Bill Hanna Executive Editor.  Updated July 11, 2016 ST. PAUL — PolyMet Mining has submitted the first four applications for its copper/nickel/precious metals project near Hoyt Lakes and Babbitt to the Department of Natural Resources. The company also announced on… Read More ›

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Mining Industry Advocate’s View: Actually, yes: Minerals needed; unwarranted opposition to process stifles growth, jobs

By Hal Quinn on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:00 p.m. At a time when politicians and business leaders are advocating to “make America great again,” certain federal agencies are missing the simplest ways to do so. Agencies like the U.S. Forest… Read More ›

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Range Leaders Push Forest Service to Move Twin Metals Hearing

Range Leaders Push Forest Service to Move Twin Metals Hearing WDIO http://www.wdio.com/TWIM/mining-twin-metals-environment-forest-service-iron-range/4183573/?cat=10335 They stood together, representing business, the trades, cities, counties, and legislative districts. And the leaders on the Range want the U.S. Forest Service to know, they are not… Read More ›

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Gold mining company targets Koochiching County

By John Myers on Jun 6, 2016 at 10:58 p.m. AngloGold Ashanti Minnesota has notified the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that it is starting basic surface exploration across 33 state mineral-lease sites in Koochiching County. The exploration will occur in… Read More ›

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Norm Coleman: Dayton pulls an ‘Obama’ in denying mineral leases

His unilateral decision on Twin Metals project skirts due process.  By Norm Coleman MAY 5, 2016 — 5:59PM Gov. Mark Dayton and President Obama have more in common than simply being liberal politicians. Both are taken with the belief that they… Read More ›

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Drawn-out mining permitting dampens economic growth

By Harry Moser on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:00 p.m. One surprise of the current, tumultuous presidential election cycle is the degree to which manufacturing has emerged as a significant campaign issue. Candidates are now openly pledging to oppose trade agreements perceived… Read More ›

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RAMS Opposes McCollum Anti Mining Bill

Group opposes bill to rule federal land in Rainy River off limits for mining Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 8:59 pm   BILL HANNA Executive Editor Mesabi Daily News MOUNTAIN IRON — The Range Association of Municipalities and Schools has… Read More ›

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Nolan: Interior not plotting to ban mining near BWCAW

By John Myers on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:33 a.m Days after a speech by U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell seemed to doom mining on federal lands near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said he’s been assured that’s not… Read More ›

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Interior tests the Boundary Waters

Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 8:59 pm Nolan calls reassessment by Obama administration ‘very disturbing’ for 1978 BWCA Act Interior tests the Boundary Waters BILL HANNA Executive Editor Mesabi Daily News WASHINGTON — In a speech on Tuesday that touched on… Read More ›

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PolyMet support overwhelming

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:55 pm Hearing on permit process in Aurora draws 450 PolyMet support overwhelming BILL HANNA EXECUTIVE EDITOR Mesabi Daily News AURORA — Those in the media and opponents of the PolyMet copper/nickel/precious metals project who continue… Read More ›

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