Mining & Environmental News

Hibbing Taconite To Lay Off 650 Employees

Hibbing Taconite will be idling its plant in the beginning of May and laying off 650 of its 750 employees.  This comes after Northshore Mining announced hundreds of layoffs in Babbitt and Silver Bay, and Keetac Mine announced hundreds of…

Sand, Salt Collection Sites Now Open In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. - Spring clean-up has begun in Duluth with sand and salt collection sites now open. The goal is to collect as much sand and salt as possible from sidewalks, curbs and gutters…

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…