Federal Gov't Renews Leases For Copper-Nickel Mine Near BWCAThe U.S. Interior Department reinstated the mineral rights leases for a company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near Ely.
Rep. Nolan Met With White House Official To Talk BWCA MiningMinnesota Congressman Rick Nolan is pushing for more mining exploration near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Minnesota Mining Company Will Fight Lease DenialThe company that lost its mineral rights leases for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota says it's committed to pressing forward and will continue to pursue its legal options for keeping its mineral rights.
Feds Deny Minerals Lease Renewals For Twin MetalsThe decision strikes a serious blow to the proposed Twin Metals project near Ely.
Gov't Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Twin Metals LawsuitGovernment attorneys are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a company that's trying to renew its minerals leases so it can build a large underground copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Environmentalists Ask Court To Throw Out Twin Metals LawsuitEnvironmentalists have asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit by a mining company that's fighting to hold on to its minerals leases in northeastern Minnesota.
Twin Metals Minnesota Sues Gov't Over Mineral Rights LeaseA mining company that hopes to build an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely is suing the federal government to try to keep the mineral rights leases it needs for the nearly $3 billion project to go forward.
Disagreement Over Proposed Copper Mine Near BWCAPeople for and against a proposed copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness disagree over whether it would be the answer to shoring up the area's economy.
Feds Deliver Another Blow To Twin Metals MineOne day after Gov. Mark Dayton dealt a serious blow to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine, a federal agency has handed the company another setback.
Major Partner Won't Expand Stake In Mine Near ElyA major partner has given up the right to take a bigger stake in a proposed copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota. Chilean-based mining company Antofagasta PLC said Thursday it has terminated its option to buy another 25 percent of Twin Metals Minnesota. The announcement says Toronto-based Duluth Metals Ltd. is now assuming control of the joint venture.
Projections Boosted For Copper Mine Near ElyThe company planning a copper-nickel mine near Ely has boosted its estimates of how much metal it's sitting on.