Mining & Environmental News

Group Seeks Another Environmental Review for PolyMet Mine

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A clean water group has petitioned state and federal regulators for another environmental review for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The project has already undergone an extensive environmental review, and PolyMet is…

MPCA Awaits Its Turn To Clean Up Minnesota Slip

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Slip seawall reconstruction project continues. We spoke with officials at Minnesota Pollution Control Agency who say the project is a long time coming, practically for over 20 years. Removal…

Great Outdoors: UMD Land Lab

DULUTH, Minn. - The University of Minnesota Duluth Land Lab was recently voted one of the top college farms in the country. The UMD Land Lab is a thirty acre farm…

Environmental Groups File BWCA Mining Lawsuit

DULUTH, Minn. – A lawsuit was filed Monday morning by conservation groups The Wilderness Society, Center for Biological Diversity, and the Izaak Walton League of America, all represented by Earthjustice, to challenge the reinstatement of federal mining leases near the…

Lawsuit Challenges Federal Leases for Planned Minnesota Mine

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Nine Minnesota businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have sued the Interior Department, challenging its decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the planned Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely. The lawsuit…

Sen. Tina Smith's PolyMet Land Swap Amendment Clears Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A bill containing a provision from Sen. Tina Smith to complete a land exchange between PolyMet Mining Corp. and the federal government has cleared the Senate. The Minnesota Democrat's amendment is part of a big defense bill…

Beautiful Butterflies Back at Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. - After months of cold and snow and back by popular demand, butterflies have fluttered their way back into the Lake Superior Zoo for yet another summer. Mother Nature forced opening…

AICHO Unveils New Mural In Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. - The American Indian community housing organization's second indigenous mural project in Duluth was unveiled. It's located at 2301 W. Superior St. The mural is a collaboration with the College…

Community Paddle Begins at Barker's Island

SUPERIOR, Wisc. - Happening Tuesday evening, residents in the Twin Ports have the chance to paddle board for free at Barker's Island. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Duluth is once again hosting a…

Workshop Focuses on Aquatic Invasive Species

DULUTH, Minn. -- With as many lakes and rivers as we have here in Minnesota, you can imagine how many invasive species are in our waterways. Professionals can only do so much, so…

With Spring Comes Farmer's Market Season

DULUTH, Minn. -  It's spring, and with that means the start of the farmer's market season. The Duluth Farmer's Market has been open since the May 5.  People are able to come in and…