twin metals

The Latest: Minnesota mining company will fight lease denial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the decision by federal agencies to deny renewal of mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals mine in northeastern Minnesota (all times local):2 p.m.The company that lost its mineral rights leases for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota says it's committed to pressing forward and will continue to pursue its legal options for keeping its mineral rights.

Feds deny minerals lease renewals for Minnesota mine

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal agencies have denied renewal of critical minerals leases needed for a proposed underground copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota.The Agriculture and Interior Departments on Thursday declined to renew two longstanding mineral rights leases for the Twin Metals project, and also announced other steps to protect the watershed of the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Government seeks to dismiss Twin Metals mining lease lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Government attorneys are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a company that's trying to renew its minerals leases so it can build a large underground copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.