Mining & Environmental News

Gearing Up for Cold Weather

DULUTH, Minn. - Below average temperatures have been keeping the Northland cold throughout the week. For this week's Active Adventures, FOX 21's William Seay got advice for dressing for the cold weather. Eve…

Wisconsin Legislature Sends Hemp Farming Bill to Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin would join a majority of other states in allowing the farming of industrial hemp under a bill sent to Gov. Scott Walker. The Wisconsin Assembly passed the bill unanimously Thursday. It cleared the Senate unanimously…

Duluth Seeking Volunteers for Beach Clean-Up Nov. 12

DULUTH, Minn. - The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation department is organizing a beach clean-up on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. The effort is to help maintain and care for the beach areas following the devastating storm surge…

Over 70,000 Deer Registered During First Weekend of Season

MINNESOTA - Firearms hunters in Minnesota registered a total of 70,724 deer during the first two days of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary numbers from this year show that numbers were comparable to those in…

Winter Anglers Allowed 1 Walleye on Mille Lacs

MILLE LACS, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that anglers will be allowed one walleye when the winter season opens on Dec. 1. Winter anglers will be allowed one walleye 20-22 inches or one longer than…

MnDNR Issues Mandatory CWD Testing Nov. 4-5

(MINNESOTA) - The DNR is asking hunters for their help this fall to determine if chronic wasting disease (CWD) has spread to central and north central Minnesota; deer in this area are currently not known…

UMD Purchases Solar Energy from Minnesota Power

DULUTH, Minn. - The University of Minnesota Duluth has announced it has purchased a 100 kilowatt block at the new Minnesota Power Community Solar Garden in Wrenshall. The community solar garden is an array divided into blocks that customers subscribe…

Great Outdoors: North Country Trail

NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL, Minn. & Wisc. -- The North Country Trail is the longest trail in the Nation! It was created back in 1980 and it passes through 12…

Legislative Committee Approves Lifting Mining Ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A legislative committee has signed off on a Republican bill that would end Wisconsin's nearly 20-year ban on gold, silver, and nickel mining. Wisconsin lawmakers passed a bill in 1998 that requires sulfide mining applicants to…

Duluth Assessing Storm Damages Cost

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday's storm pummeled the Lake Superior shore with massive waves, the city is busy picking up the pieces. The total dollar amount of the damages is unknown. The city is…

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