STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: Officials examine damage
By Don Davis
Federal, state and local officials begin assessing damage today from last months storms.
They will examine damage to public and some non-profit facilities that occurred during June 20-26 ... Posted on 7/9/13 at 8:18 AM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Northshore mercury roundup
Residents of Silver Bay and Babbitt are invited to turn in their old mercury-laden products and old electronics free of charge during two events sponsored by Cliffs Natural Resources Northshore Mini... Posted on 6/10/13 at 11:00 PM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Mining, Polluted Water, Big Business
We all have heard of toxins in the water. The wheels go round and round.Unfortanately lots of big businsses contribute to these in a community from dumping into the lake, to burning plastic (hospital)... Posted on 4/13/10 at 2:06 AM
RINK & RUN A Houghton Prediction
This prediction from Brandon Veale, sports editor of the Houghton Mining Gazette, leading to Friday's Minnesota Duluth at Michigan Tech series:
Before you declare this series... Posted on 2/4/10 at 2:15 PM
I read with interest the Nov. 26 article, “IRRRB leader pitches idea to keep North Dakota oil tax money local,” which was about a presentation made by Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Commissioner Tony Sertich to the oil-rich communities of western North Dakota.
The last time a massive report dropped to detail just how copper-nickel mining could be done on the Iron Range in accordance with strict state and federal environmental laws and standards, it got blasted.
A 2,169-page review of how PolyMet Mining Corp. plans to open Minnesota’s first copper mine and abide by all state and federal environmental laws went public Friday after years of behind-the-scenes drafting.
A Canadian National Railway train filled with iron ore pellets from the Iron Range derailed in Two Harbors early Thursday afternoon, and two injuries were reported, Lake County Sheriff Carey Johnson said.
It’s $150 million down for PolyMet, $650 million or so to go. PolyMet plans to mine about 32,000 tons of rock just north of Hoyt Lakes every day, yielding about 76,000 tons of copper each year. But the company first needs tons of cash to get there.
The president of the company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin said Friday he doesn't know if an investigation into whether a mine he previously managed contaminated a Spanish aquifer with arsenic will affect the project here.
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