Mining & Environmental News

Lake Superior Estuarium Holds Open House

DULUTH, Minn.- There's much about Lake Superior and it's surrounding water that the public isn't aware of, according to the Lake Superior Reserve. On Friday, the National Estuarine Research Reserve had an…

MnDOT Says Prepare for Dangerous Roads

DULUTH, Minn.- On top of not driving under the influence, the freezing temperatures on the way spell double trouble for drivers late tonight. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has had their…

Minnesota Minimum Wage Hiking Up in 2019

DULUTH, Minn.- The New Year will bring some big changes for businesses, including an increase in the Minnesota minimum wage. Starting in January, the minimum wage will increase to $9.86…

Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree!

SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are headed into the thick of the woods, to cut down our own Christmas Tree! First things first, MAKE SURE…

Little Snow Doesn't Bury Plow Sales

DULUTH, Minn.- With temperatures on the rise, and snow missing from the picturesque "Northland Winter" scene, some businesses are noticing a decline in sales of hardware and winter…

Conservation and Clean Water Groups Appeal PolyMet Permits

MINNEAPOLIS - Environmental groups have gone to court to challenge the state's decision to grant key permits for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and its allies say the permits would allow…

Protesters Block Blatnik Bridge With Teepee

SUPERIOR, Wis. - The Blatnik Bridge is open again after protesters blocked off traffic with a giant wooden teepee early Thursday morning. Superior police say the structure was put up in the middle…

Mix Cosmetiques Brings Custom Makeup to Duluth

DULTUTH, Minn.- Paris has Sephora, New York has Maybelline, and now Duluth has Mix Cosmetiques. The newest cosmetic store to hit the Northland offers custom, handmade makeup, soaps and…

Gun Deer Hunting Kicks Off in Wisconsin

POPLAR, Wis.- Rifles cocked, targets in sight, Deer hunting has begun in Wisconsin. This means meat processors across the state are going to be extra busy, but the business has…