MN lege: A new effort to protect the BWCA

January 14, 2023

This one could get somewhere


Twin Metals gets slapped back

June 26, 2020

At least, I hope that’s how we can interpret this. Minnesota environmental regulators have published nearly 800 comments on the Twin Metals plan to build a copper-nickel mine just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota, deeming the company’s project proposal “incomplete.” The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says it needs […]


Bad court ruling, by Trump flunky, puts the BWCA at further risk

March 19, 2020

What a load of crap. A federal district court judge has ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s decision to reinstate federal mineral leases that could eventually lead to a sulfide-based copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The decision, issued Monday, was not a surprise to opponents of the mine, who had expected […]

You seem hoarse, Frank

April 6, 2016

In recent days, mining flack Frank Ongaro, the executive director of Mining Minnesota, had an overheated commentary in the Strib, complaining bitterly that, well, let’s let Frank tell it: In “Fighting to save the soul of Minnesota” (March 14) former Vice President Walter Mondale endorsed an extremist proposal, calling on the U.S. Department of the […]


Shrinking the Superior National Forest

September 20, 2012

Al and Amy signing on to Chip’s mapless land exchange?