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PolyMet Mining proposed processing facility at the former LTV Steel Mining Co. plant near Hoyt Lakes, MN

Non-ferrous mining supporters, critics convene for Polymet's Duluth public meeting

A proposed open-pit copper mine near Hoyt Lakes has sparked an impassioned debate across northeastern Minnesota.

Early radio

Weekend News Roundup for January 18

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.

John Myers

Hundreds pack PolyMet meeting at DECC

Thursday night over 1500 people crowded into the DECC ballroom to hear presentations, and give input and ask questions about the proposed PolyMet copper mining operation at Hoyt Lakes.  WTIPs Jay

Lake Superior in Winter

A Busy New Year at the Lake Superior Binational Forum

The Lake Superior Binational Forum is seeking nominations for environmental stewardship awards, holding a public meeting at Barker’s Island and lots m


AEOA's Home Ownership Program

AEOA’s homeownership program includes education and counseling as well as assistance with down payment and closing costs.  

Mark Sandbo

EDA moves toward addressing affordable housing issues

The Economic Development Authority met this week to explore a shift in emphasis from housing rehab to affordable housing projects.  WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with no longer chairman, but now presi

North Shore watershed map

WRAPS is new watershed collaborartion

WRAPS is the acronym for a  new water quality implementation plan.  WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with county water plan coordinator Ilena Berg about Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategi



Gardening, farming, eating… the Northwoods Food Project supports all that and more. 

credit cards

Scam awareness and prevention

Depending on where you shop and how you pay, there’s good reason to be concerned about the recent Target credit card scams.