Mining & Environmental News

Lake Superior Zoo Crew Showcases Work with Animals

DULUTH, Minn.- For 10 weeks every summer, area teens learn how to handle and care for animals alongside Lake Superior Zookeepers, and teach visitors about wildlife and conservation. On Tuesday the Zoo Crew…

100 Years of YMCA Camp Lake Nebagamon

LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis.- Summer camp, for many, is the highlight of the season, holding many fond memories. YMCA Camp Lake Nebagamon has been doing that for 100 years. "100 years is, it's a…

Tagging Butterflies at Hartley Nature Center

DULUTH, Minn.- Families who are members at Hartley Nature Center got a chance to send off monarch butterflies with something to help researchers. The Nature Center hosted a volunteer butterfly tagging event. Kids, parents…

See a Movie, Save a Lion at Marcus Duluth Cinemas

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lake Superior Zoo partnered with Marcus Duluth Cinemas in capitalizing on the success of a new Disney movie for conservation efforts. $1 from any ticket purchased went towards the Lion…

Crow and Loon Deaths Linked to West Nile Virus

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota DNR and wildlife experts are on the lookout for birds sick with West Nile Virus. This comes after two recorded deaths of loons in Northeast Minnesota earlier this…

Black Super New Moon Coming Tonight

NORTHLAND -- A first since 2016, an astronomical event called the 'Black Moon' occurs tonight. What exactly is it? Well, you've heard of a 'Blue Moon' - right? It's the second full moon within one month. And a 'Black Moon' is…

Democrats Call for Suspending PolyMet Permits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Democratic state lawmakers want Gov. Tim Walz to suspend permits for PolyMet's proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota to make sure they "were not rigged.'' In a letter to Walz Wednesday, 18 lawmakers led by…