MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Interior Department said this week that it has reinstated the mineral rights leases for a company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota, reversing a decision
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Lesser review planned for land wanted for Minnesota mine.
U.S. Forest Service opens a new set of public meetings on its proposal to bar minerals exploration and development on more than 234,000 acres near the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for up to
Incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump potentially could reverse the decision as Trump’s nominee for interior secretary, Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana, has advocated for increased mining on federal lands.