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ND cops take on copper theft training, saying they’re ‘behind the curve’

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — About 30 law enforcement officers from eastern North Dakota attended a training session here Thursday to help them beat copper thieves at their own increasingly sophisticated game.
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ND cops take on copper theft training, saying they’re ‘behind the curve’

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — About 30 law enforcement officers from eastern North Dakota attended a training session here Thursday to help them beat copper thieves at their own increasingly sophisticated game.
“It’s an epidemic crime, and law enforcement is really…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

DPG seeking comment for cable update

March 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A telecommunications company plans to upgrade services in rural areas of Billings, McKenzie and Golden Valley counties this year and the Dakota Prairie Grasslands is seeking comments for the proposal. Continue Reading

Proposed northeast Minneosta underground mine would be state’s largest ever

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

Dickinson copper theft case arrest

September 30, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

An 18-year-old Dickinson man has been arrested in connection to a rash of copper thefts in the city over the summer, according to the Dickinson Police Department.
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Meeker Sheriff asks for public vigilance on metal thefts

August 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin is asking for the public’s help to be watchful for suspicious persons and vehicles related to copper, metal, and other salvage thefts. With the high prices of scrap metal, Meeker County, as well as across Minnesota and the nation, these types of thefts continue to occur, often causing thousands of dollars more in repairing and replacing the items taken. Scrap copper is at the top of the thieves’ lists, mostly heavy-gauge wire. Continue Reading

Five companies hope to prospect for copper in Minnesota

April 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

Arrest made in Swift County copper thefts

October 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune

BENSON The Swift County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect Thursday evening in connection with a series of recent burglaries in which copper and metal fittings were stolen from unoccupied vacant homes and abandoned farmyards.
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Sheriff’s department makes arrests for copper thefts

September 10, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

RANDOLPH – Deputies from the Dakota County Sheriff’s office responding to a reported fire in the woods located burning rolls of copper wire. The fire was reported in the area of Cooper Avenue and Cannon River Boulevard, in a remote area commonly referred to as the “Cascades” in the City of Randolph. Continue Reading