Higher Gold Prices Are Spurring New Interest In Mining In The Black HillsF3 Gold, of Minneapolis, is funding an environmental assessment it hopes will lead to approval of its plan to drill on Black Hills Forest Service land near Silver City.
Cliffs Celebrates $100M Upgrade To Minnesota Iron Ore PlantCleveland-Cliffs has spent more than $100 million to upgrade its giant plant in Silver Bay to produce a purer form of iron ore pellets and ensure the long-term viability of its Northshore Mining operation in northeastern Minnesota.
Minnesota Democrats Call For Suspending PolyMet Permits Democratic state lawmakers want Gov. Tim Walz to suspend permits for PolyMet's proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota to make sure they "were not rigged."
Army Corps Of Engineers Grants Final Permit For PolyMet Mine In Northeastern MinnesotaThe Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota the final permit it needs to proceed.
Dayton Fires Back At Heated Mesabi Mining Town Hall Meeting"I've spent 40-plus years up here doing every g-- d--- thing I could to bring jobs to the Iron Range with one exception: Twin Metals," Dayton said.
Dept. Of Agriculture Allows Mining In Forests Near BWCAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says it has removed a “major obstacle” to mineral leasing – like copper-nickel mining -- in an area near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota.
Group Seeks Another Environmental Review For PolyMet MineA clean water group has petitioned state and federal regulators for another environmental review for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
2 More Lawsuits Challenge Proposed Mine Near Boundary WatersEnvironmental groups filed two more lawsuits Monday challenging the Interior Department's decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
9 Boundary Waters Businesses File Lawsuit Challenging Leases For Planned MineNine Minnesota businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have sued the Interior Department, challenging its decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the planned Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely.
Wisconsin's Walker Signs Bill Lifting Moratorium On MiningGov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill lifting Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining.
US Steel Takes On Minnesota EPA Over Minntac PermitU.S. Steel has gone to court in a dispute with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency over pollution limits for its Minntac iron mining operations.
Judge Allows Environmentalists To Intervene In Ely Mine LawsuitA federal judge has approved an environmental group's request to intervene in a lawsuit over mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota.
Mine Developer Fires Back Against Forest ServiceThe company that wants to build an underground copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is criticizing the U.S. Forest Service for saying it may deny renewal of the mineral leases needed for the $2.8 billion project.
Mine To Open In August, Bringing Hundreds Of Jobs To Iron RangeGood news came Thursday for unemployed miners on the Iron Range. Hundreds of job will be opening earlier than expected.
Minn. Asking Feds For More Relief For Laid-Off Iron Range WorkersGov. Mark Dayton and key members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to expedite approval of extended unemployment benefits for workers laid off from companies that serve iron mining industry.