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‘Enough,’ indeed: There’s no one female view on mining and the environment

Minnpost.comDecember 14, 2009 SIDE LAKE, MINN. — In a recent Community Voices piece about about the PolyMet draft environmental impact statement (EIS), Elanne Palcich beseeched women to stand up and say "Enough." So I stand before you and say "Enough!"… Read More ›

Public Comments on PolyMet’s EIS

KBJR-TVDecember 13, 2009 More than a hundred people gathered in Aurora this evening to share their opinions on the multi–million dollar Polymet Mining Project. The DNR is gathering input on the project's Draft Environmental Impact statement. There's a lot at… Read More ›

Hundreds turn out for meeting on PolyMet EIS

Timberjay NewspapersDecember 12, 2009 Close to 1,000 Iron Range residents filled the Mesabi East High School gym Wednesday night to learn more and to voice their support or concerns about the draft environmental impact statement on the PolyMet mining project,… Read More ›

Region’s lawmakers support PolyMet mine

Duluth News TribuneDecember 11, 2009 The state’s political forces are lining up in support of the PolyMet copper mining project proposed for Minnesota’s Iron Range. The barrage from all points of the spectrum coincides with public input meetings held this… Read More ›

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PolyMet mine plan meeting draws huge crowd, despite cold

BusinessNorth.comDecember 10, 2009 Bitter cold didn't keep them away at Mesabi East High School last night. A Dec. 8 public meeting that provided an overview of the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed PolyMet NorthMet mining project drew hundreds… Read More ›

In first public meeting, jobs dominate mining debate

Minnesota Public RadioDecember 10, 2009 St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources holds the second of two public meetings tonight to discuss plans for mining copper and nickel on the iron range. Supporters of the project converged… Read More ›

Jobs dominate NE Minn. mining debate

Associated PressDecember 10, 2009 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Supporters of a proposed copper-nickel mining project on Minnesota's Iron Range are touting the jobs the $600 million PolyMet mine would create. Labor organizations brought in scores of PolyMet supporters and… Read More ›

Surge of Support at PolyMet Meeting in Blaine

WDIO-TVDecember 10, 2009 Hundreds of folks from around Duluth and the Iron Range made a strong showing, at the second public comment meeting for PolyMet. The meeting was in Blaine. Busloads headed south from Hibbing, Hoyt Lakes, Duluth, and Aurora.… Read More ›

Unions urge support for PolyMet mining project

Workday MinnesotaDecember 9, 2009 ST. PAUL – Saying the state needs good, family-supporting jobs, the Minnesota AFL-CIO and the Minnesota Building & Construction Trades Council have announced their support of PolyMet Mining Company’s project in northeastern Minnesota. The Building Trades… Read More ›

Iron Rangers are kept quiet at meeting on PolyMet project

Duluth News TribuneDecember 9, 2009 East High School was packed Wednesday night with people who wanted to talk about the future of copper mining in Minnesota, but they couldn’t hear each other’s comments. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and… Read More ›