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Operator of proposed SD uranium mine to merge with Hong Kong firm

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — The company that would operate a proposed uranium mine in southwest South Dakota has agreed to merge with a Hong Kong-based firm.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that Powertech Uranium Corp. plans to merge with Azarga Resource…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Tax cut for Wharf survives in Senate

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — State senators struggled Wednesday whether to reduce taxes somewhat for the Wharf gold mine in the Black Hills.The final vote was 18-16 in favor of SB 162 after Sen. Blake Curd, R-Sioux Falls, changed from nay to aye halfway through the rol…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lawmakers vote to cut taxes on gold mining

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota’s gold taxes might be reduced.

A proposal that would rewrite the existing laws received a slim endorsement Wednesday on a 4-3 vote from the Senate Taxation Committee.

The measure could face debate Tuesday by the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lawmakers vote to cut taxes on gold mining

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota’s gold taxes might be reduced.

A proposal that would rewrite the existing laws received a slim endorsement Wednesday on a 4-3 vote from the Senate Taxation Committee.

The measure could face debate Tuesday by the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lake County residents turn out for PolyMet hearing last week

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

John Myers and LaReesa Sandretsky
lsandretsky@lcnewschronicle.com

Over 1,000 people filled the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center’s main ballroom last Thursday for a public hearing on the PolyMet copper mine project – and plenty of Lake C…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Guest column: Long-term risk of mining too hard to quantify

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

From Rebecca Otto
Minnesota State Auditor

Thirty-one nonferrous mineral leases were recently approved by the Minnesota Executive Council ­â€” that is, by the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general. I voted agai…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Guest column: Long-term risk of mining too hard to quantify

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

From Rebecca Otto
Minnesota State Auditor

Thirty-one nonferrous mineral leases were recently approved by the Minnesota Executive Council ­â€” that is, by the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general. I voted agai…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Mining efforts ramp up in northeastern Minn.

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

While a proposed copper mine just north of Hoyt Lakes moves through the final steps of its environmental review process, a company hoping to open a mine in Lake County is plugging along on its pre-feasibility study.
An environmental review on PolyMe…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Mining efforts ramp up in northeastern Minn.

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

While a proposed copper mine just north of Hoyt Lakes moves through the final steps of its environmental review process, a company hoping to open a mine in Lake County is plugging along on its pre-feasibility study.
An environmental review on PolyMe…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Learn more about the PolyMet mining project

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

The entire environmental impact statement for the proposed PolyMet project can be downloaded at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website, www.dnr.state.mn.us. They’ve also drawn up easy-to-read fact sheets breaking the report…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com