The Associated Press reports new technology will allow miners to reach down nearly 4,000 feet into the earth to tap into possibly one of the largest untapped nickel and copper mines in the world. Twin Metals executives say the project will bring thousands of new jobs to the Iron Range.
Man, woman, two dogs found dead at Becker County home
The incident is under investigation.
U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints
Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.
Gallery: Sprawling estate near Superior National Forest listed for $2.9M
The property has been in the same family for over 60 years.
Surgery clinic proposed to replace 111-year-old farmhouse in Eagan
A developer is proposing to transform the remnant farm property.
Why Hurricane Ian could be catastrophic in Florida
Hurricanes are the atmosphere’s biggest show of force and energy, and Hurricane Ian is no exception.
Suspect arrested after man and dog shot on St. Paul's East Side
The shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Crisp & Green owner launches new chain, with 12 MN locations planned
Steele Brands already owns and operates Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade.
Man rescued from Stearns County lake after waves capsize boat
The 66-year-old was uninjured.
Sign of the times: Snow fell in Minnesota Tuesday morning
"It's snowing. That is all," a witness said.
Woman charged in drunk driving incident that killed Minnetonka HS alum
Nate Stratton, 20, died from his injuries on Sept. 18.
After flood washes out tracks, Iron Range mines rely on trucks
Recent flooding has taken a toll not only on the Northland’s roads but also on its rail lines, complicating operations for Iron Range mines. Mining companies have pressed fleets of trucks into service. And it takes a lot of trucks to replace a train. One company is using up to 60.
Study: More Iron Range mesothelioma deaths found, bringing total to 82
The Duluth News Tribune reports state health officials found more than a dozen additional cases by checking death records in other states for former Iron Range residents who moved out of Minnesota.
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.
A penny for this thought: copper mining could bring 5,000 jobs to northeastern MN
Mining companies from around the world are exploring what lies under northeastern Minnesota and are finding some of the largest copper deposits on the planet. Minnesota's lode is estimated at 900 million tons, which would be second only to Russia. With economic growth - especially in China - pushing up demand for copper and other metals, Minnesota is poised for a resurgence of well-paying mining jobs.
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