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Twin Metals to appeal federal decision on proposed mine

Oct. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twin Metals will appeal a federal decision that dealt a serious blow to its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, the company said Wednesday. Last week, the Biden administration ordered a mineral withdrawal study on 225,000 acres...

Body of possible homicide victim identified as Elko woman

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The body of a possible homicide victim found in a rural area northeast of Elko has been identified as an Elko woman, the Elko County Sheriff's Office said. The body found by a hunter in the Coal Mine Canyon area about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: As we noted on Friday, the prospects for COP26, the United Nations climate...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. October 25, 2021. Editorial: Bipartisan support for Prince Minnesota delegation comes together to push for Congressional Gold Medal. Prince Rogers Nelson stood just over 5 feet tall but left a giant...

Guatemalan town calm under martial law after mining dispute

Oct. 25, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

EL ESTOR, Guatemala (AP) — Police and soldiers frisked people at checkpoints and a tense calm reigned in the streets of this lakeside town Monday after protests against a mining project erupted into violence over the weekend. Guatemala’s government imposed martial law...

Tesla, Moderna rise; Kimberly-Clark, Restaurant Brands fall

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Bloom Energy Corp., up $7.50 to $27.69. The developer of fuel cell systems expanded its partnership with South Korea's SK Group. Tesla Inc., up...

Plan for UK coal mine brings hope to some, horror to others

Oct. 25, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

WHITEHAVEN, England (AP) — In the patchwork of hills, lakes and sea that make up England’s northwest corner, most people see beauty. Dave Cradduck sees broken dreams. The coal mine where the 74-year-old once worked has long closed. The chemical factory that employed...

Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

Oct. 24, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew Sunday and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of protests against a mining project. Thousands of police confronted...

Work starts on plant to treat mine waste water in Belt Creek

Oct. 24, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

BELT, Mont. (AP) — The town of Belt was built on coal. For 50 years men worked the mines ringing the small town east of Great Falls. The coal they harvested was first used to power the paddle-wheelers that once plied the Missouri River. Later it fired the smelters of...

How one Lewes man's Henlopen sea salt revives beach memories

Oct. 23, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, De. (AP) — Remember that feeling when you were a kid, body-surfing in the ocean, feeding off the energy of those Delaware waves? Adrenaline rushes as the water builds, preparing for the incoming swell that you hope to time correctly. ...