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 […]
August 25, 2020

Previously unknown, filled with trash: North Dakota reclaims its abandoned coal mines

Just weeks ago, it didn’t look like a coal mine; it looked much more like a dump site, a deep pit full of trash. That […]
July 9, 2020

As shipments slip, 3 ships enter layup, nearly 100 crew members laid off

Key Lakes Inc., which operates the Great Lakes Fleet for Canadian National Railway, will lay up its Philip R. Clarke, Edgar B. Speer and Roger […]
June 30, 2020

Feds start Twin Metals environmental review

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday filed a notice of intent indicating it will begin preparing an environmental impact statement, which weighs the […]
June 25, 2020

Regulators deny Line 3 pipeline reconsideration requests

After about a half-hour of discussion over videoconference, the PUC voted 4-1 to deny requests filed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, environmental groups and […]
June 25, 2020

Ahead of meeting on Line 3, northern Minnesota mayors urge Walz not to file appeal

The PUC on Thursday is set to consider requests for reconsideration filed last month by the department, environmental groups and Minnesota tribes. If the PUC […]
June 24, 2020

New lawsuit targets Minnesota's copper-nickel mining rules

The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters announced in a news release Wednesday it was filing a lawsuit under the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act asking […]