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The administration is bringing back an Obama-era decision, later reversed by Trump, that bans new mineral leases on 225,500 acres of the Superior National Forest for the next two decades.
The Republican candidate for governor called for supporting copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota, a controversial practice that could bring many high-paying jobs to the region but threaten to pollute its water resources.
The plan would move processing facilities and tailings storage away from Talon’s proposed underground mine near Tamarack and into North Dakota.
The company behind the long-stalled and half-built iron ore mine and processing facility near Nashwauk failed to make a $200 million payment in a last-chance requirement set by the DNR.

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The study will inform the federal government on whether to place a 20-year ban on that type of mining in the watershed.
During a Friday, May 6, visit to St. Paul, Haaland said she couldn’t disclose if her agency would allow the proposed mine to move forward after the Interior canceled two mineral leases for Twin Metals, the company that wants to develop the mine. The secretary of the interior wasin Minnesota to announce nearly $9 million in federal funding for urban parks in the state.
Last year, the administration initiated a mineral withdrawal for the same watershed as the Boundary Waters.
It's the second time the Center for Biological Diversity has filed such a lawsuit.
Redhead Mountain Bike Park at the Minnesota Discovery Center boasts 15 miles of single-track trail. That will double soon.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has moved from being "genuinely undecided" on the proposed PolyMet mine to being a genuine supporter."Nothing of that magnitude is risk free but I think it's a risk worth taking and I support the project," t...

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ISANTI, Minn. - Leah Phifer will put away the motorcycle she rode to tour Minnesota's 8th Congressional District this summer, but carry forward her campaign - convinced the DFL needs a voice in the 2018 midterm elections other than three-time inc...

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