Northshore Mine in Silver Bay wants to expand its tailings pond; environmental groups are asking for a thorough Environmental Impact Statement.
“People in the community were grateful we were getting some kind of help, but it turned out to be an epic disaster.”
In his own words, with photographs by Craig Blacklock and a remembrance from Tia Nelson
Here in the Driftless, it’s a never-ending cycle: surface water infiltrates into the soils and karst, becoming groundwater that quickly flows from nearby springs to become surface water again.
Geologist Jeff Broberg explores the origins of the Driftless Region
A biologist’s romance with a 200-year-old white pine.
A deep dive into the permitting process for the decades-old Northshore mine and the proposed PolyMet mine reveals a lot about the flaws in the system.
A children’s book explains a Minnesota mystery, with interesting information for adults and captivating artwork.