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PolyMet meetings set for Aurora

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold joint public meetings to take comments on the recently released environmental review of the proposed PolyMet copper mine near Hoyt Lakes.

The meetings will be held Dec. 9 in Aurora in Memorial Gymnasium, Mesabi East Schools, 601 N. First St. W., and Dec. 10 in Blaine at the Schwan Center at the National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. N.E.

Both meetings start at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by open-house sessions starting at 5 p.m.

Public comments will be accepted through Feb. 3.

Copies of the report are available at the Duluth, Minneapolis and Hoyt Lakes public libraries and at DNR offices in St. Paul, Grand Rapids and Hibbing. The document is also available at www.dnr. along with information on how and where to comment.