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New business group forms to oppose copper mining
1 hour 9 min ago
Executive council approves new Kennecott copper leases
1 hour 12 min ago
February 21, 2017
A sign near the entrance to Minntac proclaims its status as the continent’s largest taconite facility. (file / News Tribune)
U.S. Steel seeks court action on Minntac permit
February 21, 2017 - 6:43pm
Environmental group allowed into Twin Metals lawsuit
February 21, 2017 - 4:39pm
February 18, 2017
Magnetation's Plant 2, as seen in 2014. (News Tribune file photo)
ERP revives former Magnetation operations
February 18, 2017 - 7:53pm
February 15, 2017
View of part of the Essar mine, where the ore body is located. In the background are the crushing and concentrating facilities. (2015 file photo / News Tribune)
Mesabi Metallics CEO asks to meet with Dayton on leases
February 15, 2017 - 7:39pm
February 14, 2017
County Board gives Trump letter final approval
February 14, 2017 - 4:29pm
February 8, 2017
Gov. Mark Dayton (Forum News Service)
Dayton doesn't want Mesabi Metallics to get state mining leases
February 8, 2017 - 5:01pm
February 6, 2017
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)
St. Louis County dives into federal copper mining debate
February 6, 2017 - 9:00pm
February 4, 2017
The Essar Steel Minnesota taconite project in Nashwauk is seen in October 2015. Mesabi Metallics has submitted its detailed plan to emerge from bankruptcy and restart the failed project. (News Tribune file photo)
Mesabi Metallics submits plan to emerge from Essar bankruptcy
February 4, 2017 - 1:09am
February 2, 2017
Supporters of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness protest in front of  the Technology Village in downtown Duluth, which houses U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s Duluth office, Thursday morning against the congressman’s support for copper mining near the federal wilderness. (Samantha Erkkila / button
BWCAW supporters rally against Nolan
February 2, 2017 - 12:01pm
February 1, 2017
Magnetation's final product is carried by a conveyor belt in Plant 2 in 2014. (file / News Tribune)
Sale of Magnetation to new owner ERP Iron Ore closes
February 1, 2017 - 6:58pm
January 31, 2017
A haul truck carrying more than 240 tons of taconite ore takes a load to the crusher in the Thunderbird Mine of United Taconite in 2014. (file / News Tribune)
Minnesota fifth largest minerals producer in US
January 31, 2017 - 3:19pm
January 30, 2017
Minnesota DNR ready for another mining lease sale
January 30, 2017 - 9:24pm
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)
Second lawsuit filed against PolyMet land exchange
January 30, 2017 - 4:51pm