Twin Metals wants to build the largest mine in Minnesota history -- a project on par with the biggest mines in the world -- to tap into what geologists say are enormous metal deposits. The Duluth News Tribune says it would be among the most extensive private enterprises in state history.
Man accused of raping MN teen arrested in Mexico after 21 years on run
Curtis Lee Brovold was arrested outside his home in Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday.
Alcohol deaths in WI rose nearly 25% in 2020, report says
1,077 people died from alcohol use in Wisconsin in 2020.
Authorities investigating after missing Fargo teen located in MN
The 14-year-old was found safe after leaving a family member's home Sunday evening.
Power cut in St. Louis Co. after snowmobiler crashes into utility pole
The woman driving the snowmobile was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Leftwich, Moore and Hackett check boxes for Vikings head coaching position
The Vikings have a ton of candidates to consider for head coach but three in particular stand out
Coller: Vikings have a chance to put recent history behind them quickly
The new GM and coach will have an opportunity to look at the big picture, rather than swinging for the fence the way Spielman and Zimmer did in an effort to keep their jobs.
Winter storm warning issued in Minnesota ahead of Friday snow
It looks like there will be a sharp cutoff near the metro, so don't be shocked if the Twin Cities winds up with very little snow.
MSP Airport snowplow drivers push ahead with strike plans
This comes amid stalled contract negotiations with the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
Carjacking reported in Woodbury; attempted carjacking in Edina
In both instances, women were exiting their vehicles when the suspects approached.
Nwangwu, Kendricks named to All-Pro Team; Jefferson snubbed
Jefferson tweeted "help me understand."
Minneapolis schools go to online learning for 2 weeks amid staff shortage
The online learning period starts Friday and will run for two weeks.
New estimates of precious metals near Ely could surpass $100 billion
A mining company exploring copper and nickel deposits southeast of Ely will update its estimate later this month. Twin Metals has drilled more than 400 holes as it puts together a picture of the deposits. One industry expert tells MPR it's already clear there's enough precious metal to keep mines busy for 60 years. The debate over whether to issue environmental permits is in the early stages, though, and any mines are still years away.
Mining company boosts projections of 'monster deposit' near Ely
Duluth Metals, the Canadian-based parent of Twin Metals Minnesota, says new data confirms they have one of the world's largest deposits of copper, nickel and precious metals. CEO Christopher Dundas tells the Associated Press he estimates the value at more than $100 billion.
Sled dog teams to deliver mining petitions to St. Paul
Snow or not, mushers say they'll run from the Northland down to the Capitol, gathering signatures on the way, to raise awareness of acidic runoff from mines.
St. Louis County backs copper mines after contentious Ely hearing
Critics warn new copper and nickel mines will harm northeastern Minnesota's land and water. But St. Louis County commissioners sided with those who say mining can be done well and bring economic prosperity.
Wildfire near Ely 60 percent contained
The wildfire sparked by a downed power line near Ely is 60 percent contained. Officials say emergency preparedness and a quick response was the key to the fire's containment. The blaze was reported at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, about 10 minutes after it started, and the first engine arrived three minutes later.
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