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Local view: PolyMet opponents prosper by using metal

By Israel Malachi on Oct 28, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.  DNT I really needed the laugh, and the front-page story on Oct. 14, “Duluth business owners oppose copper mining,” certainly delivered. The Downstream Business Coalition, a self-appointed council of imperious… Read More ›

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Can canoeing and mining coexist? Yes: Northland needs both mining and pristine nature

By Karl Everett on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:02 a.m.  DNT We need mining for jobs and the economy in Minnesota. Mining continues to be one of the largest contributors to Northeastern Minnesota’s economy and directly employs thousands of men… Read More ›

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We are pleased with governor’s 2 mine visits

Mesabi Daily News (Daily) Editorial Board Oct. 15, 2015 We are extremely pleased that Gov. Mark Dayton will be traveling to visit the copper/nickel/precious metals Eagle Mine in Michigan that began production in the fall of 2014 and the former gold and… Read More ›

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Despite lower copper prices, PolyMet’s mine still has financial appeal

By LEE SCHAFER , STAR TRIBUNE October 15, 2015 – 9:42 AM Opponents of copper and nickel mining in northeastern Minnesota have turned hopeful that declining prices for those metals mean PolyMet Mining’s project no longer makes financial sense, even… Read More ›

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PolyMet Support Visible on Range

Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 8:49 pm | Updated: 8:52 pm, Tue Oct 13, 2015. Jerry Burnes Managing Editor AURORA — As anti-PolyMet protesters marched in St. Paul on Tuesday, Iron Range mayors threw their counterpunch with a rally supporting… Read More ›

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DNR opens auction of mineral leases

By News Tribune Today at 12:41 a.m. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that it is opening another auction of state mineral leases — plots of central and northern Minnesota land that mining companies can bid on to… Read More ›

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Strong vote for copper/nickel mining

Posted: Saturday, October 3, 2015 5:38 pm 3A: Strong vote for copper/nickel mining Our Views Mesabi Daily News Last Tuesday’s House 3A special election was clearly a referendum for DFL voters in that district on copper/nickel/precious metals mining on the… Read More ›

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PolyMet has continued support: $6 million from Glencore AG

by Bill Hanna Mesabi Daily News – Hibbing Daily Tribune ST. PAUL — PolyMet Mining Corp. reported Thursday that Glencore AG has funded on schedule the $6 million Tranche I secured debenture that is part of a previously-announced $30 million… Read More ›

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Local view: Leave PolyMet water modeling to experts

By Chris Vreeland on Sep 15, 2015 at 10:28 p.m. Recently, individuals opposed to the PolyMet copper-nickel mining project raised concerns about a potential northward flow of wastewater into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which is in the Rainy River watershed. This… Read More ›

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EPA Letter Good News for PolyMet

EPA Letter Good News for PolyMet Mesabi Daily News (Daily) Editorial Board Sept. 5, 2015 Once again, as happens often with arguments of critics of the proposed copper/nickel/precious metals project on the Iron Range, it is hard to fathom their… Read More ›

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