The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

More gold ‘grains’ found near Soudan

By John Myers on Jan 11, 2016 at 7:28 p.m The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports finding more grains of gold on the surface of forested land southeast of Soudan. The latest findings bolster the DNR Minerals Division’s last report in July… Read More ›

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EPA signals support for PolyMet review

By News Tribune on Dec 22, 2015 at 3:13 p.m. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has filed a letter with Minnesota regulators that appears to signal support of the final environmental impact statement for the proposed PolyMet copper mining project near Hoyt Lakes.… Read More ›

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No human health study for PolyMet mine

By John Myers Today at 9:07 a.m. (Duluth News Tribune) Gov. Mark Dayton has decided not to conduct a human health assessment of the proposed PolyMet copper mine project, agreeing with state regulatory officials that the study isn’t needed. Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger,… Read More ›

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Dayton doubles down on PolyMet EIS

Governor vows no delay on mine project as he pushes for a special session Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 8:46 pm (Mesabi Daily News) BILL HANNA Executive Editor ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday gave assurances that “…… Read More ›

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County board backs PolyMet

Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 8:45 pm (Mesabi Daily News) Jerry Burnes Managing Editor AURORA — With county officials meeting on the struggling East Range, the mining project that holds hope for new jobs in the area gained another endorsement… Read More ›

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Forest Service backs land exchange for PolyMet mine site

By John Myers on Nov 17, 2015 at 6:17 p.m (Duluth News Tribune) The U.S. Forest Service has formally backed a proposed land exchange for property where PolyMet wants to build Minnesota’s first copper mine. Superior National Forest officials on… Read More ›

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Standing in support of PolyMet

By David Ross on Nov 13, 2015 at 12:18 p.m.  (Budgeteer News) For 145 years, the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce has served as the voice of business for our area. We are 1,100 members strong. The 22 leaders who… Read More ›

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Duluth businesses brew up controversy

Member of anti-PolyMet coalition says opposition to Range project misunderstood BILL HANNA Executive Editor Mesabi Daily News  Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 pm The owner of Rocket Liquors in Virginia was out of the area doing some duck hunting… Read More ›

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Guest Column: Let’s wrap up PolyMet

Get the important project permitted. Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:50 pm (Mesabi Daily News) U.S. REP. RICK NOLAN Washington  After 10 long years, the rigorous approval process for PolyMet’s NorthMet copper, nickel and other precious metals mining project has reached a… Read More ›

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Final EIS gives green light to PolyMet copper-nickel project

By Kevin Jacobsen November 6, 2015Updated Nov 6, 2015 at 6:58 PM CST St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Friday gave PolyMet the go ahead to mine with the release of its final Environmental… Read More ›

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