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White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

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Mesabi Metallics sues DNR for terminating lease at unfinished Iron Range mine

The Minnesota DNR terminated the lease after Mesabi Metallics failed to pay a $200 million lease requirement by May 1.

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Environmentalists, PolyMet both claim victory after Supreme Court ruling

Both sides are claiming a win after the Supreme Court issued a ruling related to the proposed mine in northeastern Minnesota.

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Boy, 5, dies in fall at northern Minnesota mine pit

The boy fell approximately 70 feet, according to police.

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Tina Smith urges Biden Admin. to restart study on mining near Boundary Waters

The study, which the Trump Administration stopped, would determine the environmental and economic impacts of a ban on mining in the area.

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Ivanka Trump visits MN amid criticism from environmentalists, Native women

Protesters could be heard from outside the Duluth Pack store in Canal Park on Monday.

Minnesotans favor legal marijuana, oppose mining near Boundary Waters

The latest results from an MPR/Star Tribune poll have been released.

Betty McCollum slams government 'report' on Boundary Waters pollution

The State Department's response was only 8 paragraphs long.

Twin Metals formally submits plans for mine near Boundary Waters

Environmental groups have urged Gov. Tim Walz to reject it.

Court orders inquiry into PolyMet mining project permit

The Minnesota Court of Appeals found "irregularities" in comments submitted by the EPA.

Leaked email calls into question approval of PolyMet mine permit

The EPA was apparently asked to keep its concerns about the project out of the public record.

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Trump Admin. renews leases for mining project near Boundary Waters

Two Minnesota congressmen were on hand for the signing.

PolyMet gets final permit for controversial NorthMet mine

This decision clears the way for the project's construction.

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Ex-DNR commissioner is new Save The Boundary Waters director

Tom Landwehr will continue the fight against the Twin Metals mining project.

DNR gives green light to PolyMet mine in northeast Minnesota

The project is opposed by eco-groups over pollution fears..

Harvard study: Protecting BWCA is better for economy than mining

The area would make more money from tourism in the long-term, it says.

Environmental groups slam Trump's Minnesota mining announcement

Tourism groups meanwhile have launched a lawsuit to protect the Boundary Waters.

What President Trump said during the Duluth roundtable

After an opening monologue, talk turned to the mining and steel industry.

PolyMet nears a key mining permit – but the NorthMet project is still not a done deal

So how close is the NorthMet copper-nickel mine to actually being built?

Places to visit in Minnesota: The eerie ghost town of North Hibbing

North Hibbing still has signs of life, even though no one lives there.

Comments insulting miners lead to an apology from Save the Boundary Waters

'They want somebody to just give them a job so they can all drink beer.'