A Minnesota environmental group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to release concerns that EPA specialists have expressed about PolyMet's planned mine. The lawsuit seeks documents that the plaintiffs claim the EPA never submitted.
Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum wants to know why the EPA opted against filing formal comments with state regulators when they considered a key permit for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine. McCollum chairs a House subcommittee that oversees the EPA.
A Native American tribe is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of its challenge to a Michigan permit for a zinc and gold mine planned for the central Upper Peninsula. The mine would be located near the Menominee River and the Wisconsin line.
Clean water and conservation groups are delivering a formal request to state regulators to put PolyMet permits on hold. The groups believe the permits were based on a bait and switch, but PolyMet says it can only do what the permits allow.
A Cass County man faces multiple charges after authorities say he used the internet to stalk a minor and distribute child pornography and other sexually explicit images, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz addressed a packed house of St. Louis County leaders on his budget plans to support and grow the county at the 22nd annual legislative breakfast in Saint Paul Thursday. Investing in transportation and infrastructure was the focus during his keynote address at the event.
Anglers have noticed that the heavy snow on area lakes has caused a lot of slush, which makes for poor ice fishing conditions. But folks are heading out to Lake Superior, where they are seeing a great deal of ice.
The Northland got through another dumping of snow and as expected more is on the way, and that has many worried about what to do with what's already piled up. That's why the City of Duluth is reminding residents about their Winter Watch Website to help with snow removal and other services for residents to navigate through these snowy days.
Mary Francis-Bennett, the Dress Drive Fairy is in her ninth year giving away formal dresses for girls to wear to high school dances. But she said she is lacking donations for the spring drive, which is next Saturday.