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Could This Mean Spring is Coming Early This Year?
In an annual rite of the approaching spring, a team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers went out on the ice covering Lake Pepin this week and took measurements of the ice as part of the agency’s process of preparing from the upcoming shipping season.
MN DNR Joins Appeal of PolyMet Ruling
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that rejected some of the most important permits for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine.