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Outdoor Life: What Sportsmen Need to Know About the Boundary Waters Mine (January 16, 2018)
 How a Chilean Billionaire Could Poison a Minnesota Wilderness (January 5, 2018)
National Resources Defence Council (NRDC): Don't Mine What's Mine: Boundary Waters Threatened Again (January 2, 2018)
Duluth News Tribune: A Sportsman's View: D.C. learning what sportsmen already know about risks of copper mining (January 2, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune:In Response: Foolish to feel Antofagasta won't leave environmental mess in Minnesota (December 29, 2017)
StarTribune: Trump administration reversal on mining leases near BWCA is no surprise (December 27, 2017)
StarTribune: Readers Write: Mining and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Minneapolis City Council and mayoral pay raises, civics and citizenship, great books and diversity (December 26, 2017)
Business Journal Twin Cities: Feds reverse ruling that blocked mining on edge of BWCA (December 26, 2017)
Esquire: If Obama protected it, Trump's EPA will destroy it (December 26, 2017)
Chicago Tribune: Trump administration renews mining leases near Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area (December 23, 2017) 
The Seattle Times: Trump administration renews mining leases near Minnesota wilderness area (December 23, 2017)
Reuters: Chile´s Antofagasta to push ahead with plans for Minnesota mine (December 23, 2017)
Star Tribune:
 Feds reject Obama-era ruling that blocked mining on edge of BWCA (December 23, 2017)
WTIP: Feds revive plan for proposed copper mine near Boundary Waters (December 23, 2017)
Washington Post: Trump administration renews mining leases near Minnesota wilderness, reversing Obama (December 23, 2017)
Fox 9: Feds reverse decision, keep proposed Minnesota copper mine plan alive (December 22, 2017) 
Kare 11:  Feds keep proposed Minnesota copper mine plan alive (December 22, 2017)
U.S. News Feds Keep Proposed Minnesota Copper Mine Plan Alive (December 22, 2017)

MPR: Feds reverse course, keep Minnesota copper mine plan alive (December 22, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: Twin Metals gets federal mining leases back (December 22, 2017)
U.S. News Feds Keep Proposed Minnesota Copper Mine Plan Alive (December 22, 2017)

Wall Street Journal: Trump Administration to Grant Mining Leases That Will Benefit Landlord of President’s Daughter Ivanka Trump (December 22, 2017)
Star Tribune: Feds reject Obama-era ruling that blocked mining on edge of BWCA (December 22, 2017)

Timber Jay: Twin Metals can reapply for mineral leases (December 22, 2017)
WDIO: Twin Metals to Likely Get Mineral Leases Renewed (December 22, 2017)

Duluth News Tribune:
A Sportsman's View: D.C. learning what sportsmen already know about risks of copper mining (January 2, 2017)

What would Teddy say (about sulfide mining)? (December 6, 2017)
A MINER problem: Emmer mining bill passes House, but who will take it up in Senate? (December 5, 2017) 
MINER Act passes U.S. House, moves to Senate (November 30, 2017)
St. Cloud Times: 
Are Minnesota's public lands up for sale? (November 28, 2017)
Star Tribune: 
Judge weighs motion to dismiss Twin Metals mining lawsuit (November 14, 2017)
City Pages: 
Tom Emmer's quest to subvert Boundary Waters mining moratorium (November 10, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: 
Emmer bill to allow Twin Metals passes House Committee (November 8, 2017)
The Hill: Robbing our future of the boundary waters wilderness  (October 20, 2017)

Duluth News Tribune: A Sportsman's View: Bipartisan opposition growing to copper mining in northern Minnesota (September 28, 2017)
1500 ESPN: The Great Outdoors (September 27, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: Listen to the 8th district, too, on mining (August 17, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: Sportsman's View: Bill threatens northern Minnesota's outdoor recreation economy (August 4, 2017)
Rochester Post Bulletin: Nolan, Emmer want to short-circuit mining review (August 3, 2017)
Ely Timberjay: Emmer bill would reinstate Twin Metals leases (August 3, 2017)
Field and Stream: Pushing boundaries: Mine exploration causes public land controversy in Minnesota (July 28, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: We need copper mining, just not near the Boundary Waters (July 28, 2017)
MinnPost: The Boundary Waters belongs to all of us (July 26, 2017)
Quetico Superior Wilderness News: Rep. Emmer introduces bill to override mining barriers near Boundary Waters (July 26, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: Copper critics' study says mine could hurt economy (July 19, 2017)
Ely Timberjay: Study: Copper mining would have economic costs (July 19, 2017)
St. Cloud Times: Beware, Emmer leans toward sulfide mining near BWCA (July 1, 2017) 
Duluth News Tribune: Battle escalates over mining moratorium near BWCAW (June 22, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: Justice Department wants Twin Metals' lawsuit (June 6, 2017)
Star Tribune: Feds seek to dismiss Twin Metals mineral rights lawsuit (June 6, 2017)
Pioneer Press: Feds seek to dismiss Twin Metals lawsuit over mineral rights near Boundary Waters (June 6, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: Judge blocks Montana mine over environmental concerns (June 1, 2017)
City Pages: Twin Metals' owner has a history of environmental disaster in its homeland (May 26, 2017)
MPR: Study on proposed mining ban near Boundary Waters will proceed (May 26, 2107)
E&E News: EIS for project near Boundary Waters will proceed (May 26, 2017)
KSTP: McCollum says Trump administration will continue mining study in BWCA (May 26, 2017)
US News & World Report: McCollum gets assurances BWCA mining review will continue (May 26, 2017)
CBS Minnesota: McCollum gets federal assurances on BWCA mining review (May 26, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: McCollum says Trump administration won't reverse copper-mining moratorium (May 26, 2017)
Star Tribune: McCollum gets assurances BWCA mining review will continue (May 26, 2017) Report blasts Antofagasta's Minera Los Pelambres (May 23, 2017)
Herald Review: Sportsmen: Sulfide Mining Puts Jobs/Economy at Risk (May 17, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: Sportsmen's View: Don't Trust Industry on Proposed Copper Mining (May 5, 2017)
Timberjay: Businesses join forces to protect the Wilderness (March 6, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: New business group forms to oppose copper mining (February 23, 2017)
KFAN Sports Radio: Interview with Lukas Leaf ( Jan 28, 2017)
St. Cloud Times: Boundary Waters Demand Protection Now and in Future (Jan 9,2 017)
Grand Rapids Herald-Review: Sportsmen: Protect the Boundary Waters from Sulfide-Ore Copper Mining (Dec 27, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Readers View: Conservationists Applaud Fed's Action (Dec 27, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: A Sportsman's View: Protect BWCAW from copper-nickel mining(December 23, 2016) 
Canoe & Kayak Magazine: Op-ed: Boundary Waters One Step Closer to Finding Permanent Protection (December 20, 2016)
Mankato Free Press: Our View: Copper mine blocked (December 17, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Statewide View: The Boundary Waters works for everyone (December 16, 2016)
MinnPost: Defeat of mining near Boundary Waters is a rare victory for the value of place (December 16, 2016)
Outdoor News: Sportsmen celebrate as Feds deny minerals lease renewals for mine near Boundary Waters (December 15, 2016)
Outdoor News: Government looks to dismiss Twin Metals mining lease lawsuit (Dec 16, 2016)
Star Tribune: Feds slam brakes on copper-nickel mine near Boundary Waters (December 15, 2016)
Washington Post: Feds deny request to renew mining lease in Minnesota wilderness area (December 15, 2016)
The New York Times: U.S. Blocks Mine Planned Near Boundary Waters in Minnesota (December 15, 2016)
Associated Press: Feds deny leases for Minnesota mine; company to press ahead (December 15, 2016)
Department of Interior: Obama Administration Takes Steps to Protect Watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (December 15, 2016)
Star Tribune: Finally, we'll know the true economic benefits of outdoor recreation (December 12, 2016)
Minnesota Trout Unlimted: Caring for the Boundary Waters (August 2016) 
Fly Rod & Reel magazine: Scott Hed's new fight (August 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Local view: Mining should not jeopardize wildlife and wetlands (July 23, 2016)
City Pages: Hunters, anglers denounce Twin Metals "sulfide" mine near Boundary Waters (July 25, 2016)
The Heavy Table: A Foraged Feast at the Hawkins Family Conservation Farm (July 21, 2016)
Fox 21: Thousands of Petitions Signed to Halt Twin Metals Lease Renewal (July 20, 2016)
The New York Times: Protect Minnesota's Boundary Waters (July 1, 2016)
Dan Small Outdoors: Act now to protect the Boundary Waters forever (June 20, 2016)
Grand Rapids Herald-Review: Sportsmen Support Forest Service Actions on Sulfide Mining Leases (June 18, 2016)
Rochester Post-Bulletin: Winona family is guided by Aldo Leopold's passion (June 16, 2016)
Timberjay: Forest Service signals wariness over Twin Metals lease renewal (June 14, 2016)
MPR: U.S. Forest Service takes another look at mining leases near Boundary Waters, cites 'inherent risks' (June 13, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Forest Service 'deeply concerned' about Twin Metals project; mining lease renewal to get public input (June 13, 2016)
Star Tribune: U.S. Forest Service balks at copper-nickel mining plan near BWCA (June 13, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Don’t let copper mines ruin pristine Boundary Waters (June 2, 2016)
Rochester Post-Bulletin: Conservation, environmentalism merge (June 2, 2016)
St. Cloud Times: BWCA saved vet; now lets save it (May 14, 2016)
Outdoor News: Passion for public lands bolsters ranks of BHA (May 13, 2016)
St. Cloud Times: Signs point to no mining near BWCA (May 2, 2016)
Sun Sailor: Minnetonka resident recognized for outstanding conservation work (April 28, 2016)
Brainerd Dispatch: Keeping the backcountry alive (April 24, 2016)
Rochester Post Bulletin: Collin O’Mara and Ted Roosevelt IV: Call of the wilderness seeks to save the Boundary Waters (April 6, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: Boundary Waters is dear, old friend in need of help (April 4, 2016)
St. Cloud Times: Kudos to Dayton for protecting BWCAW (March 30, 2016)
MinnPost: Why Minnesota can’t afford mining near the Boundary Waters (March 28, 2016)
Star Tribune: Editorial Counterpoint: Feds got it right on mineral leases near BWCA (March 23, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Local View: Boundary Waters’ legacy cannot be put at risk (March 22, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Reader's view: Thanks to Gov. Dayton for protecting wilderness (March 19, 2016)
Mankato Free Press: Our View: Dayton takes a pro-water stand (March 10, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Poll: Most Minnesotans oppose mine near BWCAW (March 9, 2016)
Bemidji Pioneer: Poll finds most oppose new copper mine near Boundary Waters (March 9, 2016)
Timberjay: Twin Metals suffer a one-two punch (March 9, 2016)
Timberjay: Twin Metals Fight (March 9, 2016)
Associated Press: Federal agency delivers another blow to Twin Metals mine (March 8, 2016)
Star Tribune: Twin Metals gets second rebuff over concerns about mining near the BWCA (March 8, 2016)
MPR: Twin Metals lease on mine areas under environmental review (March 8, 2016)
Grand Rapids Herald-Review: Dayton against Twin Metals project (March 8, 2016)
Star Tribune: Rep. McCollum urges Obama administration to protect Boundary Waters (March 8, 2016)
WCCO: Feds Deliver Another Blow to Twin Metals Mine (March 8, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Dayton calls Twin Metals a threat to the Boundary Waters (March 7, 2016)
Star Tribune: Dayton rebuffs Twin Metals mine proposal, citing risks to BWCA (March 7, 2016)
Pioneer Press: Dayton potentially stops proposed mine near Boundary Waters (March 7, 2016)
Star Tribune: Dayton letter lays out Twin Metals opposition (March 7, 2016)
KDAL: John Gilbert Show interview with Scott Hed (March 8, 2016)
American Canoe: Minnesota's Canoe Country Needs Your Help (February 17, 2016)
Change Your POV: EP025 Veterans for the Boundary Waters - Erik Packard (February 16, 2016)
American Angler: Risk vs. Reward (January/February 2016)
Will to Hunt: Why You Should Care About Minnesota's Boundary Waters (January 20, 2016)
WTIP: New Film Carries a BWCAW Message (January 12, 2016)
KMSP: Fish Out of Water (December 8, 2015)
WCCO: Three Chefs Visit Boundary Waters, Film "Fish Out of Water" (November 23, 2015) 
Canoeroots: Miner Threat (Early Summer 2015) 
Outdoor News: Roosevelt IV advocates for BWCA (June 12, 2015) 
Timberjay: Teddy Roosevelt IV weighs in against mining near BWCA (June 11, 2015) 
Duluth News Tribune: Commentary: Nolan is wrong to oppose Boundary Waters' protection(April 28, 2015) 
Duluth News Tribune: Letter to the editor: Nolan should rethink who he represents (April 28, 2015) 
Pioneer Press: Letter to the editor: Sportsman who care for the BWCA have an ally in Rep. McCollum (April 26, 2015) 
Star Tribune: Letter to the editor: A place of solace for veterans is threatened 
Canoe & Kayak: Battle for the Boundary Waters (April 15, 2015) 
Bring Me the News: Rep. McCollum proposes bill to restrict mining near BWCA (April 14, 2015) 
Star Tribune: McCollum bill would restrict mining near Minnesota's BWCA (April 14, 2015) 
Duluth News Tribune: St. Paul representative's bill would restrict mining in the BWCAW watershed (April 14, 2015) 
Canoe & Kayak: Breaking: Historic Bill Calls for Permanent Protection for the Boundary Waters (April 14, 2015) 
MPR: McCollum takes aim at potential copper-nickel mining near BWCA, Voyageurs (April 14, 2015) 
MinnPost: McCollum seeks ban on new mines in much of northeastern Minnesota (April 14, 2015) 
Duluth News Tribune: Poll shows lower support for 'sulfide' mining in Minnesota (April 14, 2015) 
MinnPost: Mining's regulatory outlook, enviro risks for North Woods explained (February 11, 2014) 
MinnPost: Meet Twin Metals, and the biggest north-woods mine you've never heard of (February 13, 2013)