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Court documents filed against three men in connection with the city’s biggest copper wire theft in recent memory -- a type of theft police say is among the toughest to track down and solve -- show investigators used good old-fashioned footprints and tire tracks to help lead them to their suspects.
Twin Metals has instructed its engineering contractor to draw up plans for an 80,000-ton-per day mine and processing plant in northeastern Minnesota. The project is expected to cost between $2 billion and $3 billion and will tap what geologists say is a jackpot discovery of copper southwest of Ely.
Five companies have applied for the right to prospect for copper, nickel and other in-demand metals across 44,000 acres of the Superior National Forest near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area over the next two decades.
The state of Minnesota owns more than 6,000 acres of land targeted for copper mining, and stands to collect $2.5 billion in royalties in the coming decades if two mining projects go ahead, according to a new analysis. Income from the land would go to the Permanent School Fund, which this year contributed $59 per pupil to every school district.
On March 11, about 10 miles west of Hoyt Lakes, Minn. Mark Severson eyeballed his one-millionth foot of core sample rock, all the while keeping track of the trace elements of minerals he saw and noting where the samples came from. That’s 190 miles of 2-inch-diameter cylinders of rock that would stretch from Duluth to Faribault.
The annual clash of ideas at the Capitol is fraught with risk for seven lawmakers seeking to be Minnesota’s next governor. While they take tough votes and tie their success to initiatives that might fail, their outsider opponents can criticize from the sidelines. Legislators can appear ineffective because of gridlock or be muddied by unwanted sideshows. And even within their own party, they have to watch their backs for intrigue from rivals.
Associated Press /Forum Communications
, February 28, 2010
The state teachers union said one more school district settled a contract ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline. That leaves an estimated 28 districts that missed the deadline. A statement sent Saturday by the Education Minnesota union said teachers in Bemidji approved a contract Friday evening.
Associated Press/Forum Communications
, January 17, 2010
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