The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

Elected officials need to be visible and vocal for nonferrous mining

Good for U.S. Rep. Cravaack in pushing copper/nickel, precious metals federally Mesabi Daily NewsJanuary 19, 2011  We applaud new 8th District Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack for his very visible advocacy for copper/nickel/precious metals mining on the Iron Range. In… Read More ›

PolyMet Closes on First Tranche of Glencore Investment

WDIOJanuary 18, 2011 HOYT LAKES, MINNESOTA–(Marketwire – Jan. 18, 2011) – PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX:POM)(NYSE Amex:PLM) ("PolyMet" or the "Company") has closed the first tranche of its previously announced private placement (the "Offering") with Glencore AG ("Glencore") issuing 5 million… Read More ›

Rep. Cravaack meets with officials on mining issues

U.S. Forest Service, Fish and WildlifeMesabi Daily NewsBill HannaJanuary 13, 2011 WASHINGTON – The new 8th District congressman is carrying out his campaign promise to be a strong and visible advocate to get new mining ventures on the Range up… Read More ›

Dennis Anderson: Meet the DNR boss, Tom Landwehr

Presiding over the state's outdoors requires listening to opinions, the new leader said. He also spoke of the strong presence of politics and the need to better target habitat projects. Star Tribune David BrewsterJanuary 9, 2011 Questions and answers with… Read More ›

New DNR leader brings natural resources experience

Duluth News Tribune Sam CookJanuary 9, 2011 On Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Tom Landwehr commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, replacing former commissioner Mark Holsten. Landwehr, 55, worked for the DNR from 1982 through 1999, serving as… Read More ›

Not an auspicious beginning for the economic salvation and job creation promised by Dayton

Ely EchoJanuary 8, 2011 Dear Editor: Dayton Hits a Sour Note in the Polymet Polka. Governor Dayton has barely begun making decisions and already I see a big difference between his campaign promises, centered on jobs, and his appointment of… Read More ›

Lory Fedo, John Grahek: Minnesota is prepared for mining

Star TribuneBy Lory Fedo and John GrahekJanuary 7, 2011 It was encouraging to see in "Minnesotans back mining — if it's safe" (Opinion Exchange, Dec. 27), that the Minnesota Environmental Partnership survey shows public support for mining. This confirms what… Read More ›

Dayton taps conservationist to head Minn. DNR

Minnesota Public RadioTim PugmireJanuary 6, 2011 St. Paul, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton has hired someone with a long conservation record to lead the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Dayton announced Thursday that Tom Landwehr of Shoreview will join his… Read More ›

Dayton’s choice of Minnesota DNR commissioner is praised

Duluth News Tribune Sam Cook January 6, 2011 Tom Landwehr, a former state wildlife official who has worked most recently for nonprofit conservation groups, has been appointed commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources by Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton made the… Read More ›

A ban on copper mining here will increase pollution elsewhere

TimberjayJanuary 5, 2011 As long as there is a strong demand for copper, whatever copper we do not mine and process in Minnesota will be mined and processed somewhere else. If we don't produce copper domestically, then our nation will… Read More ›