The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

Mining, ag economic bright spots

Don Davis and Scott WenteBemidji PioneerFebruary 29, 2008 ST. PAUL – Rural Minnesota provides the state with its only good news in an otherwise dismal economy. High grain prices, especially, provide farmers more money to spend than they have seen… Read More ›

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Next generation of mining: Creating jobs in a responsible way

By FRANK ONGAROMiningMinnesotaFebruary 29, 2008 It is clear from reading the Sunday, Feb. 10, guest column that the next generation of mining, and the progress and growth it will provide, continues to generate unrealistic fears in some people. As proposed… Read More ›

Duluth Metals options key infrastructure land parcel

Press ReleaseFebruary 19,2008 Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) today announced the signing of an exclusive option to purchase a key piece of infrastructure land called the Dunka Pit from Cliffs Erie LLC ("CE"), a subsidiary of Cleveland-Cliffs… Read More ›

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Mining’s future in area is bright

Mesabi Daily NewsFebruary 16, 2008 For more than 100 years, mining has been a vital part of the economy and even the culture of Northeastern Minnesota. To say, as some have recently, that mining's economic contribution is questionable or that… Read More ›

Deposits are found, mines are made

Duluth Budgeteer NewsFebruary 15, 2008 If all goes according to plan, Duluth Metals could be mining near Ely for a long, long time. "We have, nominally, 72 to 74 years in front of us right off the bat," said Rick… Read More ›

‘Tremendous potential’ for non-ferrous

Mesabi Daily NewsJanuary 31, 2008 VIRGINIA – University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks believes the non-ferrous projects slated for the area have "tremendous potential.'' Bruininks supports the projects because he believes they can be done in a way that protects… Read More ›

Duluth Metals scoping study urges doing next step

Mesabi Daily NewsJanuary 22, 2008 A scoping study released Tuesday on the Nokomis Deposit, owned by Duluth Metals, near Ely "confirms robust economics," while the study's economic figures indicate the potential for the Nokomis Project to be "one of the… Read More ›

Local view: Responsible mining is good for Northland

Frank OngaroDuluth News TribuneJanuary 16, 2007 It is clear from reading Joseph Legueri's Jan. 11 Iron Range View commentary that the next generation of mining, and the progress and growth it will provide Northeastern Minnesota, is creating unrealistic fears in… Read More ›

Testing finds Birch Lake water quality OK after drilling

Duluth News TribuneJanuary 15, 2008 Independent testing by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shows that water quality in Birch Lake near Babbitt hasn't been affected by a copper, nickel and platinum group drilling program from, Franconia Minerals Corp.… Read More ›

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Area needs stronger words of support for mining projects from Sen. Klobuchar

Mesabi Daily NewsJanuary 12, 2008 Iron Range residents who realize we are in a battle for the very economic survival of the region don't need to hear from elected officials that they need more details on several mining projects. What… Read More ›