Mining & Environmental News

Public Hearing Held for Enbridge Line 3

DULUTH, Minn. - Wednesday night at the DECC, the hearing was divided, supporters from both sides stood shoulder to shoulder voicing concerns. The proposed line would replace 1,031 miles…

Minnesota Lawmakers Seek More Federal Money for Wolf Control

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - A federal program that helps Minnesota farmers and ranchers who lose livestock to wolves, has run out of money for the year. So members of Minnesota's congressional delegation Wednesday, urged U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to…

Wisconsin Senate Committee OKs Hemp Farming Bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Senate's agriculture committee has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor…

LCO Tribe Renews Agreement with Enbridge

HAYWARD, Wis. - The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board passed a resolution approving an agreement with Enbridge Energy Partners during their Tuesday, Oct. 11 meeting, according to the DrydenWire.com. This new 25-year agreement allows Enbridge the right-of-way for two…

Algae Eating Toxin Found In Lakes

DULUTH, Minn. -- When we look at lakes we tend to think that the color and clarity of the water determines if it is clean or not. New research says it…

Wet Autumn Delays Minnesota Harvest

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's corn and soybean harvests are starting to pick up after delays due to wet field conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday in its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota that…

Crews Continue to Battle California Wildfires

A set of salvaged china that Karen Curzon, background center, inherited from her grandmother lie on the foundation ofher home that was destroyed by a wildfire in the Coffey Park neighborhood Sun., Oct. 15 in Santa…

Lincoln Park Open House Happening Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. - The Lincoln Park community in Duluth is getting ready to host their second annual Lincoln Park Open House. More than 30 businesses in the Lincoln Park area will…

Lake Superior's High Water Level Threatens Shoreline

DULUTH, Minn.-Lake Superior's water level is near a record high after an unusually wet summer and fall in Minnesota. That's leading to concerns about damage to its shoreline. The Star Tribune reports that the lake was about 603 feet (184…

First Frost Blankets Local Golf Courses

DULUTH, Minn. - Greens around the Northland turned white Tuesday morning as much of the Northland experienced a first frost. Staff with Duluth Golf tell FOX 21, fall is one of…

Renewable Bio-Fuel Being Developed by NRRI

COLERAINE, Minn. - Researchers are working to convert natural biomass into products that can be used in place of coal. Some of this groundbreaking biomass research is happening right here in the…

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