A video made by 8th graders in Virginia focuses on how mining makes a difference in our lives. The two won a $1000 prize for their efforts, and some of the money went to 600 packages of ramen to help feed the hungry.
A judge began listening to attorneys make arguments during an evidentiary hearing about PolyMet in Ramsey County on Tuesday. Environmental groups believe the MPCA suppressed comments about the project from the EPA during the permitting process.
Copper-nickel mining would be permanently banned upstream from the BWCA under a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum. Twin Metals calls the bill an attempt to bypass the rigorous environmental review process.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals is deciding whether to grant requests by opponents of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine to cancel its permit to mine and dam safety permit. The Court of Appeals usually rules within 90 days of hearing oral arguments.
President Trump said that he opened the Iron Range during an interview with Renee Passal on Thursday evening. WDIO reached out to the White House for more clarification about what that meant. Environmental groups believe it has to do with the mineral leases for Twin Metals and the mineral exploration issue on federal lands.
Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin supports a proposed resolution that the Senate will vote on this week, which wants to overturn a decision by the Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to eliminate $11 billion of debt relief for students.