The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

In blocking Twin Metals’ leases, Dayton rules by fiat

Governor’s decision runs contrary to the Constitution and DNR, and sends a chilling message to all businesses.   By Kate Lehman  April 13, 2016 — Star Tribune Suppose you’ve decided to open a restaurant and have gone about planning your business… Read More ›

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Nolan: Minnesota can have mining and clean water

By John Myers Apr 12, 2016 at 1:33 p.m. U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Tuesday told a convention of mining executives that Minnesota can have both mining and a clean environment, and that he’s working to make sure copper mining happens in… Read More ›

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State hires firm to figure PolyMet insurance fund

  State hires firm to figure PolyMet insurance fund By John Myers Today at 12:45 a.m. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/business/3996694-state-hires-firm-figure-polymet-insurance-fund   Minnesota will stick with a local consulting company to help figure out how much money PolyMet will have to set aside as… Read More ›

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Reader’s View: PolyMet a project of which Minnesotans can be proud

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 9:55 p.m.  Jeremy M. Fryberger (Duluth News Tribune) *Jeremy M. Fryberger is chairman of Hallett Dock Co. Minnesota’s mining industry has, over the decades, provided livelihoods for hundreds of thousands of Iron Range residents.… Read More ›

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Consistency is critical in Minnesota’s decisionmaking on mining

By Editorial Board Star Tribune     March 18, 2016  –  6:18PM Abrupt change in regulatory process for Twin Metals could set troubling precedent. The dark suits and flashy rings and the long line of limousines (https://ultimatetowncar.com/orlando-limo.php) ferrying Antofagasta executives… Read More ›

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Counterpoint: Don’t knock PolyMet’s environmental review

By Dave Lislegard  MARCH 11, 2016 — 6:26PM (Star Tribune) It’s painstakingly thorough with 10 years, 90,000 hours of work. The commentary “4 tough questions on PolyMet copper-nickel mine” (March 10) attempts to paint the picture that the state’s recent… Read More ›

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Schafer: Why is state only now taking action on Twin Metals mine?

By LEE SCHAFER  March 9, 2016 — 11:48PM (Star Tribune) The state’s governor may not have killed the proposed Twin Metals copper, nickel and precious metals mine project in northeastern Minnesota, when he said this week that he doesn’t like… Read More ›

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Minnesota DNR: PolyMet’s EIS is adequate

By RON BROCHU  Updated Mar 4, 2016 (Business North) PolyMet’s proposed copper-nickel-precious metals mining project advanced a step further Thursday when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said the company’s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) meets requirements. “The state’s… Read More ›

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Permitting a go!

DNR Ruling Gives PolyMet Thumbs-Up Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:41 pm (Mesabi Daily News) BILL HANNA Executive Editor ST. PAUL — Let the permitting begin! And most likely the lawsuits, too. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday… Read More ›

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Mining exploration leases approved by Minnesota Executive Council

By John Myers on Mar 2, 2016 at 3:05 p.m. (Duluth News Tribune) Three mining companies looking for gold, silver, copper and other valuable metals in northern Minnesota were awarded exclusive rights to prospect on state-owned tracts thanks to action… Read More ›

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