Bent Paddle Brewing Co. issues statement on Silver Bay ban

In recent weeks, Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Company has been at the center of a controversy stemming from the brewery’s membership in the Downstream Business Coalition, a group made up of nearly 70 businesses who oppose proposed copper mining projects in Northeastern Minnesota, including PolyMet’s NorthMet project near Hoyt Lakes. In early March, the Silver Bay City Council voted … [ Read more]

MN signs off on PolyMet Mine environmental review

The state signed off today, March 3, on the decade-long environmental review of the first copper- nickel mine proposed for the Iron Range, marking a major turning point in the most contentious environmental fight Minnesota has had in years, reports The Star Tribune. Next will come what is likely to be a heated debate about how to … [ Read more]