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Twin Metals sues feds over potential mineral-lease revocation

The Glean

Twin Metals not going down without a fight. The Duluth News Tribune’s John Myers reports: “Twin Metals Minnesota on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Minnesota  challenging a federal agency opinion that the company’s federal mineral exploration leases for land near Ely can be revoked. … The lawsuit seeks to invalidate the April 2016 opinion by Department of the Interior instructing the Bureau of Land Management that it has the discretion to deny renewal of Twin Metals’ federal mineral leases for the company’s proposed underground copper-nickel mine near the Kawishiwi River southwest of Ely.”

Sadly becoming a routine story. The Pioneer Press’ Andy Greder reports: “Four Gophers football players are being investigated for a possible connection in an alleged criminal sexual conduct case in Minneapolis. … On Saturday, a Minneapolis Police Department spokesman said officers are investigating a then-unspecified case that ‘mentions’ four Gophers football players. A records search, which was aided by police, revealed Monday it is a criminal sexual conduct case reported Sept. 3.”

Birds of a feather … MPR reports on Minnesota’s “real duck dynasty”: “Call them the New York Yankees of the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. … Minnesota brothers Joe, Bob and Jim Hautman have a long, winning history in the prestigious federal stamp art competition. Collectively, they’ve won 11 of the past 27 contests. … Last year, they made history by sweeping first, second and third place.”

Safe to say no wolves will be invited. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Lee Bergquist reports: “Advocates who want the state to manage the gray wolf will meet Thursday in northwestern Wisconsin to support a return of hunting and trapping seasons to help control the animal’s burgeoning population. … Organized by two Republican legislators, the Great Lakes Wolf Summit aims to bring together parties in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan who want their respective states to once again regulate wolves, including through the use of lethal controls.”

In other news…

Sounds interesting: “HBO show ‘Mogadishu, Minnesota’ stirs controversy in Cedar Riverside” [Minnesota Daily]

Wishing him a speedy recovery: “Student critical after balcony fall near U of M” [KARE]

Finally, a Tiny Toast review: “Tiny Toast Cereal by General Mills” [Heavy Table]

And also, a Tiny Gun: “Minneapolis robbery suspect had meth, marijuana, and this tiny little handgun” [City Pages]

The higher ed buzz: “University of Minnesota Bee Research Facility To Open Next Month” [WCCO]

R.I.P.: “St. Paul loses a civic giant: Larry Cohen, mayor, advocate and judge” [Star Tribune]

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Henk Tobias on 09/12/2016 - 03:33 pm.

    Millions and Millions of tax

    and private dollars and decades of work went into building up the Wolf population here and our neighbor to the Right, Wisc. Now we set yahoos loose in the woods to kill them off. It’d be nice if someone calculated the cost per wolf and that would be the cost of a license.

  2. Submitted by richard owens on 09/13/2016 - 09:48 am.

    Canis Lupus is a pack animal

    Hunters disrupt the survival skills and evolutionary traits that allow wolves to live and thrive in the wild.

    The death of a single member affects the survival of the whole pack.

    It’s not like hunting birds, or fishing, or even “harvesting” bears.

    As Henk says above, we worked too hard to save these creatures to be careless in allowing their destruction.

    It is said we are living in the Sixth Great Extinction. We should be carefully advised.

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