Gov. Dayton Begins Mine Tours Ahead Of PolyMet DecisionGov. Mark Dayton kicked off visits to mining operations in other states Tuesday as he prepares to make a major mining decision in Minnesota. The state is considering whether to allow a mining company to open Minnesota's first copper-nickel operation. And it is a decision that is sparking controversy.
PolyMet Mine Hearing Brings Clash Of InterestsA House committee opened hearings Tuesday on a plan to open a copper-nickel mine on northern Minnesota's Iron Range.
Study Shows Twin Metals Mine Economically FeasibleThe majority owner of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota says a study shows the project would be economically competitive.
Family: Our Dog Died After Ingesting Blue-Green Algae Our wet weather could be making lakes dangerous for dogs. One dog named Copper died last weekend after fetching a tennis ball from Prairie Lake north of Becker. His family shares the warning for dog owners.
Debate Over Polymet Mine Heats Up At CapitolA 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.
More Than 10,000 Comment On PolyMet MineThe 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.
Lawmakers Debating If PolyMet Should Front Mine Clean-Up CostsMinnesota 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.
2nd Meeting On PolyMet Mine Set For AuroraThe 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.
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.
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.
Minn. Recycler Taking Old Holiday LightsIf you're one of many Minnesotans replacing traditional holiday lights with energy-efficient LEDs and wondering what to do with all those old jumbled cords, the answer might be at your local hardware store.
Doctor: Lead Bullets Poisoning Minnesota's RaptorsHunters across the state have been waiting for this weekend as deer season starts. And as Minnesotans load up to head out, a veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center is making a plea. Eagles it seems are being taken down by bullets, without even being hit.
$5,000 Reward Offered In Duluth Copper Wiring TheftA $5,000 reward has been offered to anyone who can offer information leading to an arrest after approximately $40,000 worth of copper wiring from a Duluth construction site.
Charges: 3 Stole Copper From Abandoned Circuit CityThree people have been charged with stealing copper wire from an abandoned Circuit City store. Police were called to the store on Coon Rapids Boulevard after the alarm was set off.
Hunters Asked To Use Copper Bullets, Protect Bald EaglesThe ammunition deer hunters choose could have an impact on the overall health of the eagles. Now, there's a push to get hunters to switch to copper bullets.