STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: House, Senate look to the sun for power
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesotans could sell solar power to electric utilities under a bill the House passed 70-63 late Tuesday.
They pay someone who has solar on their house just what the ... Posted on 5/8/13 at 8:29 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Mining, Polluted Water, Big Business
We all have heard of toxins in the water. The wheels go round and round.Unfortanately lots of big businsses contribute to these in a community from dumping into the lake, to burning plastic (hospital)... Posted on 4/13/10 at 3:06 AM
STAFF BLOG RINK & RUN A Houghton Prediction
This prediction from Brandon Veale, sports editor of the Houghton Mining Gazette, leading to Friday's Minnesota Duluth at Michigan Tech series:
Before you declare this series... Posted on 2/4/10 at 3:15 PM
STAFF BLOG TWIN PORTS BUSINESS Mining deaths reach record low
Mining deaths fell to an all-time low in 2009, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Adminstration.
Deaths at metal and nonmetal mine deaths register... Posted on 1/5/10 at 3:59 AM
Already expected to be the largest underground mine in Minnesota history and one of the largest untapped copper-nickel deposits in the world, Twin Metals officials today announced that the deposit of valuable minerals at their proposed mine near Ely and partially in Lake County is even bigger than previously stated.
John Myers for the Lake County News-Chronicle
, December 06, 2012
About 125 employees of Northshore Mining will be laid off Jan. 5 when the taconite operation idles two of its four pelletizing lines, according to an announcement issued Monday by the mine’s owner and operator, Cliffs Natural Resources.
On Friday a contingent that calls itself the Precious Waters Flotilla and includes Lake County residents, will embark on a one-month journey, by canoe, from Aurora to St. Paul along the Partridge and Mississippi rivers.
The three-member Stony River Township board of supervisors voted unanimously for the resolution, which calls for the state of Minnesota to enact a metallic sulfide mining moratorium law, and, until such a moratorium is enacted, to deny all requests for permits to prospect or develop metallic sulfide mines in the township.
Backers of a mining project expected to create hundreds of jobs and $242 million in economic impact fear it could hit a snag if Minnesota legislators pass a bill requiring the mining company to pay more money up front for eventual environmental clean-up.
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