Copper Nickel Mining

The final conversation of our Dig Deep series for the month with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn.  How should environmental regulations be set up?

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We continue our Dig Deep conversation with Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown.  They delve into environmental regulation and suggest a need to rehaul our current system. 

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This week Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn began the conversation on the backstory of environmental regulations.   This stems from the current contentious conversations and political movments concerning copper nickel mining in northern Minnesota. 

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Listen to the lastest on the Border News Roundup as Marshall Helmberger keeps us up to date on Tower city government, proposed copper nickel mining and more!

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Marshall Helmberger was off this week at the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Annual Gathering in the Twin Cities... he also was a guest on MPR News with Angela Davis talking about the threats facing rural Minnesota's community newspapers. 

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This week Marshall covers news about proposed copper nickel mining near Hoyt Lakes and a set back in permits from the MN Court of Appeals, a strike by snowplow drivers in St. Louis County and the large numbers of blasto in dogs near Lake Vermilion.

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This week Marshall Helmberger talked with Scott Hall about updates on the Twin Metals project - the proposed copper nickel mine near the Boundary Waters.

Marshall Helmberger fills us in on Tower City Government, the DNRs decision to do their own environmental review for the Twin Metals Project (proposed copper nickel mining near the Boundary Waters), the lack of pine grosbeaks at the feeder and 30 years of the Timberjay newspaper. 

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Marshall touches on some of the big regional stories this week - including proposed copper nickel mining near Hoyt Lakes, a study on forest disturbance in northern MN and the Ely Marathon. 

A still from the upcoming movie "The Great Alaskan Race," which hits theaters on Oct. 25.

This week Marshall Helmberger reports on Senator Tina Smith's recent visit to Ely to talk economics in rural areas... she was met with lots of folks who wanted to talk about the proposed copper nickel mine Twin Metals near the Boundary Waters.  He also told us about some local movie stars, a wolf attack of a dog in Ely and the latest on Tower's lunch lady Marilyn Turnbull. 

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