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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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New Environmental Review Coming for PolyMet Mine

A proposal for Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine takes a crucial step forward Friday.

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Two Lines To Be Restarted At Northshore Mining

Cliffs Natural Resources says it plans to restart two idled production lines at Northshore Mining in 2014 to meet demand.

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