December 16, 2020

Photos: Allete installs wind turbine blade in Duluth

× Workers guide a 82-foot-tall, 6,000-pound wind turbine blade onto its base next to the Allete-Minnesota Power building Wednesday. The blade was a prototype for […]
November 19, 2020

DNR will review copper-nickel mining rules near Boundary Waters

Attorneys for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and environmental group Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness agreed on Wednesday to have the state agency review its […]
November 12, 2020

Minnesota agencies grant permits to Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted the 340-mile pipeline’s 401 certification, a permit awarded by a state’s regulators if the project’s impact on water falls […]
November 12, 2020

Agencies grant permits to Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted the 340-mile pipeline’s 401 certification, a permit awarded by a state’s regulators if the project’s impact on water falls […]
November 12, 2020

Future of Dakota Access pipeline uncertain as Biden presidency looms

The $3.8 billion DAPL ships about 40% of the crude oil produced from the Bakken shale region in North Dakota to refiners in the Midwest […]
November 10, 2020

Is groundwater always drinking water? Minnesota Supreme Court considers Minntac permit case

At issue is whether the Minnesota Court of Appeals erred last year when it concluded drinking-water standards do not apply to groundwater and, therefore, Minnesota […]
October 13, 2020

Supreme Court weighs PolyMet permits, additional hearing

The Minnesota Court of Appeals in January sent PolyMet’s dam safety permits and permit to mine, awarded by the DNR, back to the agency and […]
October 6, 2020

Keetac sits idle, even as other mines restart, steel industry recovers

Friend, a welder in the truck shop at U.S. Steel’s Keetac mine and pellet plant, was one of 375 employees laid off from the Keewatin […]
September 14, 2020

Hoyt Lakes' mining history project poised to finish at Depot

“It was a wonderful town to grow up in,” said Maki, 59, president and CEO of the Superior-based Lakehead Constructors, describing boat clubs and water-ski […]
August 31, 2020

St. Louis County Board to address support of Line 3

The St. Louis County Board is expected to advance a resolution in support of the controversial Enbridge Line 3 replacement project at its committee of […]