Minnesota Executive Council approves controversial Northland mining leases
Mining companies looking for more copper, nickel, gold and other metals in Northeastern Minnesota will get a chance to prospect on more land after action this morning by the state's Executive Council in St. Paul.
The panel of state officials voted 4-1 to approve so-called mineral leases for exploration under 31 tracts of land across Aitkin, St. Louis and Lake counties where the state hold the mineral rights.
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