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Debate Over Polymet Mine Heats Up At Capitol

A controversial plan to bring more mining to the state of Minnesota is getting some attention at the State Capitol on Thursday. Dozens of Minnesotans held a meeting to try and keep a Canadian Company, PolyMet, from operating a new sulfide mine to extract copper and nickel.

03/13/2014

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More Than 10,000 Comment On PolyMet Mine

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the agency has fielded more than 10,000 public comments on the environmental impact statement for PolyMet Mining’s plan to build the state’s first copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range.

02/12/2014

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Lawmakers Debating If PolyMet Should Front Mine Clean-Up Costs

Minnesota lawmakers are debating whether the PolyMet Mining Corporation should put up hundreds of millions of dollars for future cleanup before the company even mines its first load of ore.

02/11/2014

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2nd Meeting On PolyMet Mine Set For Aurora

The second public meeting on the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine is being held in the Iron Range city of Aurora. The meeting at Mesabi East High School runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

01/22/2014

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Study For Proposed Twin Metals Mine Due Mid-2014

The parent company for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely expects to reach a key milestone in the coming months. Duluth Metals Limited says its “pre-feasibility” study is progressing well and is scheduled for completion by mid-year.

01/08/2014

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Minn. To Release PolyMet Mine Environmental Review

Regulators on Friday will release a long-awaited environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The Department of Natural Resources officials say the document has grown to 2,200 pages. And it’s just a draft.

12/06/2013

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DNR Taking Bids On NE Minn. Minerals Leases

The Department of Natural Resources is auctioning rights to prospect and mine for metallic minerals on close to 64,000 acres in northeastern Minnesota.

09/19/2012

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Battle For Underground Minerals Brews Among Homeowners

It is a place known for captivating views and a comforting quiet. It’s a peace that, these days, many have set aside to take a stand on a subject that runs as deep as the potential riches themselves.

07/26/2012

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Projections Boosted For Copper Mine Near Ely

The company planning a copper-nickel mine near Ely has boosted its estimates of how much metal it’s sitting on.

06/13/2012

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Environmentalists Launch Campaign Against Mining

Environmental groups are launching a campaign ahead of the summer vacation season against plans for copper, nickel and precious metals mining in northeastern Minnesota.

05/23/2012

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IRRRB To Vote On $4M Loan For PolyMet Mine Land

The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board has voted to lend $4 million to PolyMet Mining Corp., which plans to develop a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

04/15/2011