The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

PolyMet, USFS land deal makes lots of sense

Mesabi Daily NewsJuly 8, 2008 Support of Rep. Oberstar, Sen. Klobuchar applauded A proposed piece of legislation that would allow PolyMet Mining to execute its mineral lease rights in the mining area near Hoyt Lakes while providing money for the… Read More ›

Federal land sale just makes sense

Mesabi Daily NewsJune 28, 2008 PolyMet Mining has exclusive rights to mine the minerals of its 4,300-acre deposit that is surrounded by active and abandoned taconite mines in the mining district near Hoyt Lakes. In 1935, the former owner, a… Read More ›

Letter writer misrepresented my Polymet legislation

Letter to the editor from Congressman Jim OberstarThe Timberjay NewspapersJune 24, 2008 Bob Tammen's June 13 letter to the Timberjay misrepresents my legislation to authorize the sale of land in the Superior National Forest to Polymet Mining Inc. To be… Read More ›

Study: Duluth Metals has more ore resources

Mesabi Daily NewsJune 6, 2008 ELY – A new study's finding that Duluth Metals' indicated resources for non-ferrous mining are 30 percent larger and better in quality has one company official feeling very positive. Rick Sandri, Duluth Metals president and… Read More ›

PolyMet Updates Capital and Operating Costs

News ReleaseMay 20, 2008 PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX: POM; AMEX: PLM) ("PolyMet" or the "Company") reported today that its board of directors has reviewed and approved revised plans and cost estimates for construction and operating costs at its northern-Minnesota copper-nickel-precious… Read More ›

St. Louis County approves Minnesota grant for Birch Lake copper development

Duluth News TribuneMay 7, 2008 Franconia Minerals Corp. will receive a $500,000 grant to help develop the Birch Lake copper deposit the company is exploring, thanks to a three-way deal approved Tuesday by the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners.… Read More ›

Mining is essential and environmentally responsible

The Timberjay NewspapersMay 6, 2008 It is clear from reading the April 19, 2008, letter to the editor from Ms. Magliulo that the next generation of mining, and the progress and growth it will provide, continues to generate unrealistic fears… Read More ›

Foreign investors good for the Range

Mesabi Daily NewsMarch 22,2008 There was a time not that long ago when foreign investment on the Iron Range would have been frowned on by many local residents. Some probably still do. But that is a tremendously short-sighted outlook on… Read More ›

Let’s get the PolyMet draft EIS released

Mesabi Daily NewsMarch 8, 2008 In three weeks a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the PolyMet copper/nickel/precious metals project near Hoyt Lakes should have been ready for Minnesotans to thoroughly page through and study. But that will not be the… Read More ›

A renaissance on the Iron Range

Star TribuneMarch 2, 2008 HOYT LAKES, MINN. – Barry Trach says that as he fights freeway traffic between home in Forest Lake and work in Maple Grove, he often longs for the slower pace of his native Iron Range. Downsized… Read More ›