On Thursday, the DNR confirmed that they have terminated mineral leases with Mesabi Metallics. This is due to what the agency said was missed conditions in the lease agreement that were required by May 1st.
With the expansion of eligibility and more vaccines available, hundreds of people in the new priority groups received their first doses on Wednesday at St. Louis County Public Health vaccination clinics.
The Minnesota Supreme Court says state regulators were not required to investigate allegations of "sham permitting" during PolyMet's initial application for an air emissions permit. The ruling notes that the EPA has enforcement options if PolyMet does not comply with its permit.