The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

Mining still viable

Mesabi Daily NewsFebruary 7, 2009 The economic downturn afflicting the country since late fall so far has made some inroads in mining on the Iron Range as of early February, but has not yet slowed three major new projects from… Read More ›

PolyMet environmental review draft complete

Duluth News TribuneDecember 23, 2008 A draft environmental impact statement has been completed for the proposed PolyMet copper mining project near Hoyt Lakes, but it will be several weeks before the public can see it. The Minnesota Department of Natural… Read More ›

Deficit may affect mining issue

Mesabi Daily NewsDecember 7, 2008 ST. PAUL – Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness convinced a group of many environmental factions to target copper/nickel/precious metals mining in Northeastern Minnesota during the 2009 legislative session. But several area lawmakers, who strongly… Read More ›

Virginia backing PolyMet project important; other cities must act

Mesabi Daily NewsNovember 23, 2008 We are pleased to see Virginia's mayor and city councilors go on the record forcefully in support of the PolyMet copper/nickel/precious metals mining project slated for the former LTV Mining Co. site near Hoyt Lakes.… Read More ›

Pawlenty should move Polymet project ahead

Duluth News TribuneNovember 17, 2008 Congratulations to Essar Steel Minnesota LLC as it continues to move forward on its mine, concentration plant, pellet plant and on-site steel mill. Thanks to Gov. Tim Pawlenty for attending the groundbreaking ceremony on Sept.… Read More ›

Non-ferrous mining projects targeted

Mesabi Daily NewsNovember 16, 2008 The conflict in St. Paul last legislative session over non-ferrous mining was but a small skirmish. Environmental groups have made it clear that the real battle will begin in January when session 2009 begins. Imposing… Read More ›

Time for state to let Polymet facility proceed

Duluth News TribuneNovember 6, 2008 Everyone has experienced that one nightmare flight with one delay after another. The airline staff does its best to reassure us everything is being done to get us on our way as soon as possible,… Read More ›

PolyMet agreement helps with financing

Mesabi Daily NewsNovember 1, 2008 HOYT LAKES – PolyMet Mining Corp. announced Friday completion of "strategic" agreements with Glencore AG, of a $50 million loan exchangeable with PolyMet shares at $4 a share. The move will help the fledgling nonferrous… Read More ›

Stock market declines hurt school land trust fund

St. Paul Legal LedgerOctober 31, 2008 This year's turbulence in the stock market is putting pressure on investments derived from forest lands held in trust for Minnesota's public schools. The state Senate Subcommittee on Natural Resources and the Senate E-12… Read More ›

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No more EIS delays by state

Mesabi Daily NewsSeptember 27, 2008 Another deadline for the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the PolyMet copper/nickel/precious metals project – the end of September – has come and gone without the document yet released. And so a new deadline –… Read More ›