Mining & Environmental News

Minnesota Sees Increase in Snowy Owl Sightings

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Experts say the availability of food is driving snowy owls to Minnesota and the Great Lakes in greater numbers this season. Minnesota Public Radio reports that snow owls feed on lemmings when they're breeding. An…

St. Louis River Alliance Holds Open House

SUPERIOR, Wis. - The St. Louis River Alliance showcased the progress being made in the river's area of concern and announced the winners of their photo contest. At the event at…

Wisconsin DNR Set to Review 2017 Gun Deer Hunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources board is set to review the 2017 gun deer hunt. Preliminary data shows hunters killed 195,738 deer, down slightly from 196,738 deer in 2016. The buck harvest did increase by…

Protests Continue Against Enbridge Line 3

CARLTON, Minn.-Protesters gathered in Carlton and the Barnum areas today to express their thoughts on the proposed reconstruction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. The protesters main contention was Enbridge is storing up…

2 Fall Through Ice on St. Mary's Lake

EVELETH, Minn. - Two males from Iron, Minnesota fell through the ice on St. Mary's Lake in Fayal Township, just south of Eveleth, late Monday morning, according to the St. Louis…

Mining Ban Lifted on Gold and Silver in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis.-Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill lifting Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining. Walker voted to impose the moratorium when he was in the state Assembly in 1998. He signed the Republican legislation Monday anyway. His spokesman,…

Survey Finds Medications Accumulating in Minnesota Lakes

WINONA, Minn. (AP) - Scientists have found that medications are making their way through Minnesota's wastewater systems and accumulating in lake bottoms. The Winona Daily News reports that University of Minnesota professor Bill Arnold says a survey of Lake Pepin,…

Cleveland-Cliffs Purchases Mining Property in Itasca County

ITASCA COUNTY, Minn.-Cleveland Cliffs has completed the acquisition of real estate in Itasca County from Glacier Park Iron Ore Properties. The acquisition includes a combination of undivided and whole fee interest land, along with mineral and surface leases, which are…

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