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Battle waged over mining firms' plans

The opening salvo has been fired in a war over what might be Minnesota's next great mining boom. Three environmental groups on Wednesday launched a campaign to alert Minnesotans about large mining operations proposed near popular vacation spots in northern Minnesota. The mining industry says it welcomes debate.
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The opening salvo has been fired in a war over what might be Minnesota's next great mining boom. Three environmental groups on Wednesday launched a campaign to alert Minnesotans about large mining operations proposed near popular vacation spots in northern Minnesota. The mining industry says it welcomes debate.

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