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Park to Memorialize 1924 Minnesota Mining Disaster

Stories of Minnesota's mining disaster in 1924 are being memorialized in a new park dedicated to the miners.

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Richard Leguil, WJON
Richard Leguil, WJON
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Agencies to Take Comments on Plan for Minnesota Wilderness

The future of copper-nickel mining near a pristine Minnesota
wilderness area will be up for discussion this week.

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Richard Leguil, WJON
Richard Leguil, WJON
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Nolan Outreach to Trump Administration on Mining Draws Fire

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan has asked the federal government to reverse an Obama administration decision to block minerals exploration and mining in more than 234,000 acres of the Superior National Forest near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

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DFL Committee Delays Anti-Mining Resolution

A key DFL committee has delayed a vote on a resolution opposing all mining on Minnesota's Iron Range.

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Northshore Mining Workers Back On The Job

More than 400 workers at Cliffs Natural Resources' Northshore Mining are back on the job - the first major callback of workers in several months on northern Minnesota's Iron Range.

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EPA Backs Final Environmental Review for PolyMet Mine

The Environmental Protection Agency says the final environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine adequately addresses comments it made about earlier drafts of the massive document and says its remaining concerns can be addressed later.

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Tour of Mines Precedes Dayton’s Tough PolyMet Decision

Sometime next year, Gov. Mark Dayton expects to face a major decision about whether a new copper and nickel mining project gets the ultimate go-ahead.

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(Photo Credit: Liufuyu)
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Full Environmental Review Won’t Be Done For Mine Expansion

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has rejected a request for a full environmental review of a proposed taconite mine expansion near Babbitt, MN. Northshore Mining has plans to expand their mine to allow for five to ten more years of mining.

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Wetlands, Mining On Agenda For 2015 Legislature

One of the top environmental issues in the legislative session that opens in January could be how best to protect Minnesota's wetlands.

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Houston County Weighs Permanent Ban On Sand Mining

A southeastern Minnesota county is exploring a permanent ban on new frack sand mining.

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