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Paul and Irene Erickson
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June 2, 2018
New Twin Metals plan moves processing plant site
Twin Metals Minnesota released new details May 24 for its underground copper-nickel mine planned near Ely, including a new location for its proposed...
June 2, 2018 - 5:19am
May 8, 2018
Feds reinstate leases for Twin Metals mine
The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday, May 2, said it has reinstated the mining exploration leases for the proposed Twin Metals underground copper mine southeast of Ely. The move is a reversal of a late Obama administration move that revoked the leases because of the potential...
May 8, 2018 - 12:37pm
April 19, 2018
Legal battle continues between Cliffs, Clarke
The battle between Cleveland-Cliffs and Tom Clarke, owner of ERP Iron Ore and Mesabi Metallics, continues to be waged in courts and in the media.
April 19, 2018 - 11:15am
April 5, 2018
Cliff's new Ohio plant to boost Northshore Mining
Cleveland-Cliffs is ready to break ground on its long-promised hot-briquetted iron plant in Toledo, Ohio, that will help boost production at...
April 5, 2018 - 3:23pm
January 29, 2018
Cliffs CEO promises continued growth in '18
Cleveland-Cliffs had a good year mining and selling Minnesota and Michigan iron ore in 2017, the company reported Thursday, Jan. 25, and should...
January 29, 2018 - 5:30am
November 17, 2015
Cliffs to idle Northshore Mining as taconite woes worsen
Cliffs Natural Resources announced Tuesday that it will close its Northshore Mining operations in Silver Bay and Babbitt due to the continuing...
November 17, 2015 - 4:49pm
January 27, 2014
Lake County residents turn out for PolyMet hearing last week
John Myers and LaReesa Sandretsky firstname.lastname@example.org Over 1,000 people filled the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center’s...
January 27, 2014 - 12:48pm
Guest column: Long-term risk of mining too hard to quantify
From Rebecca Otto Minnesota State Auditor Thirty-one nonferrous mineral leases were recently approved by the Minnesota Executive Council — that is, by the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general. I voted against them. In my judgment as state...
December 27, 2013 - 11:25am
Learn more about the PolyMet mining project
The entire environmental impact statement for the proposed PolyMet project can be downloaded at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website, www.dnr.state.mn.us. They’ve also drawn up easy-to-read fact sheets breaking the report down. PUBLIC MEETINGS Jan. 16:...
December 27, 2013 - 10:33am
Mining efforts ramp up in northeastern Minn.
While a proposed copper mine just north of Hoyt Lakes moves through the final steps of its environmental review process, a company hoping to...
December 27, 2013 - 10:30am
December 6, 2013
Letter to the editor: Metsa backs Nolan on mine permitting process
For over 130 years, mining has been a part of our work, wealth, and cultural history in Minnesota. Like farming, mining has driven the Minnesota economy from our earliest times and continues to be the backbone of our state. I'm proud to represent our mining region. But I was disappointed...
December 6, 2013 - 2:15pm
November 22, 2013
Letter to the editor: Cautious approach to copper mining needed
I am writing in response to the letter last week from Jenny Reinertson concerning mining in our area. Obviously this is an important issue that has many ramifications for all of us. I would like to add a few observations on the topic. First, I believe the main environmental concern...
November 22, 2013 - 12:20pm
October 31, 2013
Lake County DFL cries foul over Nolan support of U.S. House mining bill
In a strongly worded resolution, the Lake County DFL has launched a volley of criticism -- against one of its party's own. In a 9-1 vote last Friday, the county party expressed its opposition to 8th District Rep. Rick Nolan's support of the National Strategic and Critical Minerals...
October 31, 2013 - 4:15pm
October 25, 2013
Minnesota Executive Council approves controversial Northland mining leases
Mining companies looking for more copper, nickel, gold and other metals in Northeastern Minnesota will get a chance to prospect on more land after action this morning by the state's Executive Council in St. Paul. The panel of state officials voted 4-1 to approve so-called mineral...
October 25, 2013 - 10:38am
October 9, 2013
Group asks Minnesota Supreme Court to hear mineral leases case
A group of Lake County residents today asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to consider their case asking the state to conduct environmental reviews before state mineral rights are leased to mining companies. The state Department of Natural Resources auctions off the right to explore...
October 9, 2013 - 5:15pm