Legal Fight Brewing Over PolyMet Mine DecisionsA top state official said Wednesday he was finalizing plans for retaining an outside law firm to handle lawsuits stemming from PolyMet Mining Corp.'s proposal to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, which is expected to be challenged regardless of whether state regulators approve the project's needed permits.
DFL Sen. Tom Bakk Says GOP's PolyMet Move Could BackfireMinnesota's Senate majority leader says he's worried a Republican push to make a special session contingent on a PolyMet project pledge could do more harm than good.
House Speaker Daudt Willing To Negotiate On Special SessionMinnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he's willing to negotiate a possible special session for emergency assistance for steelworkers but only if Gov. Mark Dayton makes pledges on major development projects.
MDH Might Launch PolyMet Health Impact StudyMinnesota's Department of Health is weighing a request to do a public health impact analysis on the proposed copper-nickel PolyMet Mining Corp. project on the Iron Range. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he intends to meet with the agency commissioner this week to determine next steps, including parameters for a potential study.
Dayton Talks About Mine Tour Ahead Of PolyMet DecisionSometime 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. The PolyMet Mining Corp. venture in northeastern Minnesota has been years in the planning and already has caused a rift within Dayton's Democratic Party.
Report: PolyMet Mine Developer Running Low On CashAn audit report shows the PolyMet Mining Corp., which is developing a copper mine on the Iron Range, is running so low on cash it may not be able to continue without outside financing.