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August 27, 2017
When mine dams fail: Two recent examples
August 27, 2017 - 6:00am
Aaron Grosser, senior geotechnical engineer at Barr Engineering, talks about the plans to build dams for the PolyMet project near Hoyt Lakes, Minn. A dam would be built in the distance to raise the tailings basin on the right to the level of the former LTV Steel tailings basin on the left. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
The dam debate: PolyMet tailings basin dams are key point in upcoming permits
August 27, 2017 - 6:00am
August 21, 2017
In this 2015 file photo, Anishinaabe Todd Thompson (left) and Terry Burnett Sr. power their canoe into Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa, Minn., while harvesting wild rice Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Minnesota changes wild rice rules from sulfate to sulfide
August 21, 2017 - 6:33pm
July 23, 2017
People on a mine tour on the 27th level of the mine board a train  at  Soudan Underground Mine State Park in Soudan Thursday aftenoon. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)play button
Minnesota mining's place in American history
July 23, 2017 - 6:00am
June 22, 2017
U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer and Rick Nolan of Minnesota were joined at a Mountain Iron press conference Monday by Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar. Sportsmen's groups are battling back against Nolan's effort to seek Republican help in Congress to overturn a federal mining moratorium near the BWCAW. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Battle escalates over mining moratorium near Boundary Waters
June 22, 2017 - 5:04pm
March 28, 2017
Fourth lawsuit filed against PolyMet land exchange
March 28, 2017 - 1:12pm
March 16, 2017
Superior National Forest Supervisor Connie Cummins talks to the audience Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the start of a public hearing. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Agencies get earful on mining ban
March 16, 2017 - 9:26pm
February 9, 2017
Mine bosses say transparency will not be clouded by U.S. rule changes
February 9, 2017 - 8:41am
February 7, 2017
St. Louis County Commissioner Keith Nelson
Northeast MN county dives into federal copper mining debate
February 7, 2017 - 7:13am
February 3, 2017
The Essar Steel Minnesota taconite project in Nashwauk is seen in October 2015. Mesabi Metallics has submitted its detailed plan to emerge from bankruptcy and restart the failed project. Forum News Service / file photo
Mesabi Metallics submits plan to emerge from Essar bankruptcy
February 3, 2017 - 9:57pm
February 2, 2017
Supporters of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness protest Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in front of the Technology Village in downtown Duluth, which houses U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s Duluth office,  against the congressman’s support for copper mining near the federal wilderness. Samantha Erkkila / Forum News Service
Wilderness supporters rally against Nolan for pro-copper stance
February 2, 2017 - 1:54pm
January 31, 2017
Workers leave Minntac at shift change. File photo by Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service.
Minnesota fifth largest minerals producer in U.S.
January 31, 2017 - 8:22pm
January 23, 2017
FILE PHOTO: Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)
Daudt asks Trump to reverse copper mining decision
January 23, 2017 - 7:31pm
January 12, 2017
A 240-ton ore hauling truck is repaired at the Essar Steel construction site in October 2015. Bob King / Forum News Service
It's Essar vs. Essar in new $1 billion lawsuit
January 12, 2017 - 4:50pm
January 10, 2017
Environmental groups planning lawsuit to stop PolyMet mine
January 10, 2017 - 3:57pm