Mining & Environmental News

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…

Wisconsin Goats Go Green

DULUTH, Minn.- While herds of Northlanders flocked to the polls for their civic duty, a herd of Northland Animals took the streets of Bennett Wisconsin, for their environmental duty. Breaking…

Some Like it Rainy, Some Like it Snowy

DULUTH, Minn.-The Twin Ports was pulled two different ways today. Shoppers at Miller Hill Mall were taken by surprise by the immense snowfall, while those by the lake were treated to…

Minnesota Officials to Announce PolyMet Mine Decision

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota officials are set to announce whether they are granting permits for a planned copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will announce its decision Thursday on permits sought for the planned…

Northland Winter Weather Outlook 2018-2019

DULUTH, Minn. - Halloween is right around the corner.  Along with the parties, kids are getting ready for trick-or-treating.  But, Northlanders know that the weather can very well be more of a…

Duluth Police and DEA Promote Proper Drug Disposal

DULUTH, Minn.- The Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored their 16th National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. That event has collected nearly 12 unneeded tons of medications last April in Minnesota alone.…