Mining advocates from all corners of the Iron Range say they are "done with this charade" and will not attend an upcoming Forest Service hearing about mineral exploration on federal lands. The hearing is in St. Paul, which supporters call "ridiculous" since it is a northern Minnesota issue.
State-hired financial consultants say they doubt that PolyMet Mining Corp. can come up with enough money to protect taxpayers against the long-term environmental cleanup costs of its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Michigan environmental regulators have issued citations to a Canadian mining company for violating state laws after exploratory drilling in Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park created rivers of mud.
Construction work on a new system to increase internet connectivity on the Fond Du Lac Reservation is underway. The band and other partners held a groundbreaking to launch the Broadband project Thursday.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture released thousands of stingless wasps in Hartley Park Thursday morning. The specially designed insects attack Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species that kills native ash trees.