The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

Mining: Significant Contributor to Global Ecnomy

New Study Shows Mining Makes a Significant Contribution to Emerging Global Economies NMA Mining Week January 21, 2015 A new International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) report provides a comprehensive picture of how important mining is to global economies,… Read More ›

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Antofagasta Takes Full Ownership of Twin Metals

Chilean Company Takes Full Ownership of Proposed Ely Copper Mine Pioneer Press (Daily) Editorial Board Jan. 22, 2015   A deal giving Chilean-based Antofagasta full ownership of the proposed Twin Metals copper mine near Ely was completed as expected late… Read More ›

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Mining Industry Merits Our Appreciation

Local View: Mineral Mining Industry Merits Our Appreciation Duluth News Tribune (Daily) Alan R. Hodnik Dec. 29, 2014   The year 1964 was consequential, both in Washington, D.C., and in Minnesota, and looking back 50 years can be fascinating.  … Read More ›

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We Can Have Both: Jobs AND Environment

Good Environment, Good Jobs: We Can Have Both Mesabi Daily News (Daily) Frank Ongaro Dec. 20, 2014     The Wall Street Journal recently published an opinion piece about the environmentalist’s Catch-22. The article was reminiscent of the cries we… Read More ›

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Copper Can Reduce Infections

Could a Bit of Copper Cut Back on Infections in Hospitals? Minnesota Public Radio Hannah Bloch Dec. 15, 2014   Checking into a hospital can boost your chances of infection. That’s a disturbing paradox of modern medical care.   And… Read More ›

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Kennecott Expands Exploration

Mining Company Expands Copper Exploration Plans Along Aitkin/Carlton County Line Duluth News Tribune (Daily) John Myers Dec. 2, 2014   Kennecott Exploration Co. has submitted exploration plans for nine additional state mineral rights leases in Aitkin and Carlton counties.  … Read More ›

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Demand for U.S. Minerals on the Rise

Demand for U.S. Minerals on the Rise Hibbing Daily Tribune (Daily) Editorial Board Nov. 15, 2014 *Also appeared on Mesabi Daily News   Minerals are vital to manufacturing products and technologies that propel the U.S. economy, fostering innovation and supporting… Read More ›

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Additional Review of Health Effects is Not Needed

In Response: Additional Review of Health Effects of PolyMet Project is Not Needed Duluth News Tribune (Daily) Frank Ongaro Oct. 27, 2014   The recent request by the Minnesota Medical Association, Minnesota Public Health Association and other various groups for… Read More ›

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Opinion: Letter Writer Responds to Column

Hibbing Daily Tribune James Mancuso Response to column by Aaron Brown "No hope on the Range, but for the hope we create" published on Sept. 15. I sincerely believe that much of what Mr. Brown wrote concerning the future of… Read More ›

New Group Jobs for Minnesotans Formed, Growing

Mesabi Daily News Charles Ramsay One of the main backers of a state group supporting more mining jobs in Northeastern Minnesota sees passage of H.R. 761 in the U.S. House as vital to the area's economy. "This is getting us… Read More ›