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July 23, 2016
Crews are busy working on the crushing and processing plant portions of the Rainy River gold mine project near Emo, Ontario, on July 13, 2016. The mine is expecting to produce gold and silver by mid-2017. John Myers / jmyers@duluthnews.com
Rush of interest in Northland gold
July 23, 2016 - 10:47pm
Joy Global to be acquired by Japan-based firm for nearly $2.9 billion
July 23, 2016 - 6:21am
July 22, 2016
Local View: Boundary Waters a priceless treasure
July 22, 2016 - 11:59pm
Local View: Boundary Waters a priceless treasure
July 22, 2016 - 11:59pm
People attending the July 13 U.S. Forest Service listening session in Duluth listen intently to speakers both for and against renewing mineral leases held by Twin Metals. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)
Local View: Don’t sacrifice the Boundary Waters so a few can profit
July 22, 2016 - 11:59pm
July 19, 2016
Twin Metals session in Ely today
July 19, 2016 - 12:00am
July 14, 2016
Essar Steel Minnesota names new CEO
July 14, 2016 - 7:34pm
July 13, 2016
Some people attending Wednesday's U.S. Forest Service listening session in Duluth applaud a speaker opposed to renewing mineral leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper mine near Ely during Wednesday's public listening session in Duluth. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
Forest Service hears community concerns on Twin Metals lease renewal
July 13, 2016 - 10:02pm
July 12, 2016
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (left) and Gov. Mark Dayton (center) listen as Cliffs Natural Resources CEO Lourenco Goncalves expains his plan to gain control of the Essar Steel plant at a meeting in Nashwauk Tuesday. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
Cliffs unveils plan for iron plant at Essar site
July 12, 2016 - 5:16pm
July 11, 2016
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)
Both sides steeled for Twin Metals hearings
July 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
A 240-ton ore-hauling truck is repaired at the planned Essar Steel project in Nashwauk last October. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Essar moves to keep Nashwauk project, says state pulled mining leases too late
July 11, 2016 - 5:08pm
A PolyMet Mining official explains in December 2013 how the company will use rod mills, one of which is at right, to crush metal-bearing rock from 1/2-sized pieces to small pieces of gravel as part of the process of extracting copper, nickel and other metals from the planned mine. The mills are part of the old LTV processing plant now owned by PolyMet. (News Tribune file photo)
PolyMet submits first permits for copper mine
July 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
July 8, 2016
The Essar Steel pellet plant under construction near Nashwauk, as seen in October 2015. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Essar Steel Minnesota files for bankruptcy as Dayton pulls mineral leases
July 8, 2016 - 6:20pm
July 7, 2016
Public hearing on Twin Metals mining leases to be held on Iron Range
July 7, 2016 - 7:43pm
June 30, 2016
Our View: Paying more still a tough sell
June 30, 2016 - 11:59pm
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