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DNR petitions Minnesota Supreme Court on PolyMet permits that were struck down


February 13, 2020

Once work begins at PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, this tailings basin will be put back into use. Tailings, rock that does not contain ore, are pumped in a slurry mixture and deposited in the tailings basin. Water will be recycled and reused. GLEN STUBBE •

The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is fighting an appellate court's decision to reject three permits the DNR issued to PolyMet Mining Corp. for its $1 billion copper-nickel mine plan and to order a hearing on them.

The agency petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday, one day after PolyMet filed its own petition for review.


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