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Fight over copper mining in northern Minnesota heats up

A prospecting drill rig bores into bedrock near Ely, Minn., in 2011 in search of copper, nickel and precious metals that Twin Metals Minnesota, hopes to mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. The fight over whether to allow copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota is now shifting to St. Paul. The U.S. Forest Service is opening a new set of public meetings on its proposal to bar minerals exploration and development on more than 234,000 acres near the pristine wilderness for up to 20 years. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski, File)

The fight over whether to allow copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota is shifting to the state's capital city as the U.S. Forest Service opens a new set of public meetings on its proposal to bar minerals exploration and development on more than 234,000 acres near the pristine wilderness for up to 20 years.

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