The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

RAMS Opposes McCollum Anti Mining Bill

Group opposes bill to rule federal land in Rainy River off limits for mining Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 8:59 pm   BILL HANNA Executive Editor Mesabi Daily News MOUNTAIN IRON — The Range Association of Municipalities and Schools has… Read More ›

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Nolan: Interior not plotting to ban mining near BWCAW

By John Myers on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:33 a.m Days after a speech by U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell seemed to doom mining on federal lands near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said he’s been assured that’s not… Read More ›

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Interior tests the Boundary Waters

Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 8:59 pm Nolan calls reassessment by Obama administration ‘very disturbing’ for 1978 BWCA Act Interior tests the Boundary Waters BILL HANNA Executive Editor Mesabi Daily News WASHINGTON — In a speech on Tuesday that touched on… Read More ›

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PolyMet support overwhelming

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:55 pm Hearing on permit process in Aurora draws 450 PolyMet support overwhelming BILL HANNA EXECUTIVE EDITOR Mesabi Daily News AURORA — Those in the media and opponents of the PolyMet copper/nickel/precious metals project who continue… Read More ›

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In blocking Twin Metals’ leases, Dayton rules by fiat

Governor’s decision runs contrary to the Constitution and DNR, and sends a chilling message to all businesses.   By Kate Lehman  April 13, 2016 — Star Tribune Suppose you’ve decided to open a restaurant and have gone about planning your business… Read More ›

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Nolan: Minnesota can have mining and clean water

By John Myers Apr 12, 2016 at 1:33 p.m. U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Tuesday told a convention of mining executives that Minnesota can have both mining and a clean environment, and that he’s working to make sure copper mining happens in… Read More ›

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State hires firm to figure PolyMet insurance fund

  State hires firm to figure PolyMet insurance fund By John Myers Today at 12:45 a.m. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/business/3996694-state-hires-firm-figure-polymet-insurance-fund   Minnesota will stick with a local consulting company to help figure out how much money PolyMet will have to set aside as… Read More ›

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Reader’s View: PolyMet a project of which Minnesotans can be proud

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 9:55 p.m.  Jeremy M. Fryberger (Duluth News Tribune) *Jeremy M. Fryberger is chairman of Hallett Dock Co. Minnesota’s mining industry has, over the decades, provided livelihoods for hundreds of thousands of Iron Range residents.… Read More ›

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Consistency is critical in Minnesota’s decisionmaking on mining

By Editorial Board Star Tribune     March 18, 2016  –  6:18PM Abrupt change in regulatory process for Twin Metals could set troubling precedent. The dark suits and flashy rings and the long line of limousines (https://ultimatetowncar.com/orlando-limo.php) ferrying Antofagasta executives… Read More ›

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Counterpoint: Don’t knock PolyMet’s environmental review

By Dave Lislegard  MARCH 11, 2016 — 6:26PM (Star Tribune) It’s painstakingly thorough with 10 years, 90,000 hours of work. The commentary “4 tough questions on PolyMet copper-nickel mine” (March 10) attempts to paint the picture that the state’s recent… Read More ›

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