The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

PolyMet nears permit process

Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:15 pm (Mesabi Daily News) BILL HANNA Executive Editor ST. PAUL — A decision on the determination of adequacy for the PolyMet copper/nickel/precious metals project near Hoyt Lakes will be released by the end of… Read More ›

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Governor Dayton is just plain wrong to link Twin Metals request to PolyMet

Submitted by admin on Sun, 02/21/2016 – 08:41 (The Ely Echo) We’re trying to find a thread of common sense on a recent decision by Governor Mark Dayton. Even the Range delegation is shaking its head. Dayton has pronounced he won’t approve… Read More ›

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National view: Slow permitting devastating US mining, manufacturing

By Kevin Kearns on Feb 7, 2016 at 12:02 a.m. (Duluth News Tribune) Imagine if significant gold deposits were found in northern Minnesota. That would be a boon for Minnesota mining, since gold is in great demand for use in… Read More ›

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Views from the mining industry

By Frank Ongaro on Feb 7, 2016 at 12:02 a.m. (Duluth News Tribune) Is PolyMet a big deal? “Polymet will be creating the same economic impact as having the Super Bowl in Northeastern Minnesota every year for 24 years. They… Read More ›

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We will survive this mining downturn, too

Posted Today at 12:02 a.m. (Duluth News Tribune) We’ve lived through this before. Survived it. And the challenges to Northeastern Minnesota now are similar to the challenges in 2001, the last time “we wondered if we were going to have… Read More ›

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Study: Most mercury in Lake Superior comes from atmosphere

By John Myers on Jan 13, 2016 at 8:55 p.m (Duluth News Tribune) A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey confirms that most of the mercury in Lake Superior is coming from airborne deposition, mercury that floated around in the atmosphere before… Read More ›

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More gold ‘grains’ found near Soudan

By John Myers on Jan 11, 2016 at 7:28 p.m The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports finding more grains of gold on the surface of forested land southeast of Soudan. The latest findings bolster the DNR Minerals Division’s last report in July… Read More ›

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EPA signals support for PolyMet review

By News Tribune on Dec 22, 2015 at 3:13 p.m. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has filed a letter with Minnesota regulators that appears to signal support of the final environmental impact statement for the proposed PolyMet copper mining project near Hoyt Lakes.… Read More ›

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No human health study for PolyMet mine

By John Myers Today at 9:07 a.m. (Duluth News Tribune) Gov. Mark Dayton has decided not to conduct a human health assessment of the proposed PolyMet copper mine project, agreeing with state regulatory officials that the study isn’t needed. Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger,… Read More ›

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Dayton doubles down on PolyMet EIS

Governor vows no delay on mine project as he pushes for a special session Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 8:46 pm (Mesabi Daily News) BILL HANNA Executive Editor ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday gave assurances that “…… Read More ›

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