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March 27, 2017
PolyMet Mining plans to develop a copper-nickel and precious metals facility at the former LTV Steel Mining Co. site near Hoyt Lakes. ( Photo courtesy of PolyMet Mining)
Lawsuit filed against PolyMet land exchange
20 hours 22 min ago
March 25, 2017
Reader's view: Water a precious gift, mustn't be misused
March 25, 2017 - 10:00pm
March 24, 2017
Duluth landmarks to go dark on Saturday night
March 24, 2017 - 9:48pm
March 23, 2017
A northern long-eared bat that was captured with a net as part of a research project in the Superior National Forest in July 2015. (file / News Tribune)
Bat-killing fungus expands across Minnesota
March 23, 2017 - 1:45pm
A pump jack operates at a well site leased by Devon Energy Production Company near Guthrie, Oklahoma September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo
As Trump targets environmental rules, companies say they don't cost much
March 23, 2017 - 8:31am
March 21, 2017
UMD engineering student Jake Schofield talks about the recent Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Michigan Technological University, where the UMD team won a number of awards with the sled he’s sitting on. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
UMD clean snowmobile team gobbles up awards
March 21, 2017 - 6:31pm
A farmer combines corn in western Minnesota. (file / News Tribune)
Habitat loss highest near ethanol plants
March 21, 2017 - 6:28pm
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially gave the rusty patched bumblebee Endangered Species Act protection Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Rich Hatfield / Reuters
Rusty patched bumblebee gets endangered status
March 21, 2017 - 5:52pm
March 18, 2017
Todd Holman, Baxter City Council member, Mississippi Headwaters Program Director for the Nature Conservancy, and coordinator of the Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape Program, explains the history and purpose of the latter at Camp Ripley, Minn., Thursday, March 16, 2017. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Outside Camp Ripley, pine trees and prairie stand sentinel
March 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
March 17, 2017
Spectators listen to a speaker at Thursday’s public hearing on the preliminary decision by the federal government to ban mining activities on 235,000 acres near the BWCAW. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
Duluth hearing draws supporters, critics of proposed mining ban near BWCAW
March 17, 2017 - 11:50am
March 16, 2017
This invasive silver carp was caught in the Illinois River in 2007. A silver carp has now been found in the St. Croix River. (Marlin Levison / Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Invasive silver carp found in St. Croix River
March 16, 2017 - 2:39pm
March 15, 2017
Map of the recently-acquired land on Leech Lake in north-central Minnesota that was added to Chippewa National Forest on Monday, March, 13, 2017. Map courtesy The Trust For Public Land
Chippewa National Forest adds 40 acres on Leech Lake
March 15, 2017 - 5:28pm
Nicole Hoffman, a geologist for Twin Metals, examines core samples in Ely in 2013. (Twin Metals photo)
Twin Metals meeting may end up moot, but big crowd expected
March 15, 2017 - 11:29am
March 14, 2017
Cormorants like these on Lake Vermilion are just one of hundreds of species of unwanted and nuisance animals killed each year by the Wildlife Services division of the USDA. In 2016 the agency killed 2.7 million animals across the U.S. Minnesota DNR photo.
US government killed 2.7 million animals in 2016
March 14, 2017 - 5:57pm
In this photo from 2010, a worker holds a core sample showing a polymetallic deposit from the Twin Metals exploration area east of the Kawishiwi River in northern Lake County. (2010 file / News Tribune)
Poll shows opposition to mine near BWCAW
March 14, 2017 - 12:01am