Mining & Environmental News

Getting Out of House to Clean Up North Shore

DULUTH, Minn.- As more people are enjoying activities outdoors, two folks decided to show the environment some love, and pick up trash along the North Shore. After losing their jobs at Duluth Woman's Club,…

Angler's Isolation: Fishing on the Brule River

BRULE, Wis.- Since solitary outdoor activities in state parks are considered essential in Governor Tony Evers's Safer-at-Home order, some anglers took advantage of that, casting their rods on the Brule River. The babbling brooks…

Minnesota Court of Appeals Sends PolyMet Permit Back to MPCA

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals sent an air-emissions permit for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine back to state regulators for further review on Monday, giving another victory to environmental groups who oppose the project. The appeals…

Free Solar Energy Workshop Held in West Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- Families learned more about renewable energy at a free Solar Workshop at the Family Freedom Center The workshop featured informational booths with training and job opportunities in renewable energy. There…

"Sunscriptions" Filled on the SunSpot Bus

DULUTH, Minn. -- In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21's Brittney Merlot takes on the SUNSPOT BUS! If you are battling the winter blues, cabin fever, vitamin D deficiency and finding yourself not being very…

The Ups and Downs of Unfrozen Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland has gone through an unseasonably warm winter, eliminating the chance for much ice to form on the surface of Lake Superior. "I was excited for the ice build up and…