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Dayton: Twin Metals copper mine not dead yet

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton speaks during an interview Wednesday at the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul. Dayton said the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine is “stymied” but he’s not ready to declare it dead yet, despite moves by his administration and President Barack Obama’s administration that dealt serious blows to the project. (AP Photo: Kyle Potter)

Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine is “stymied” but he’s not ready to declare it dead yet, despite moves by his administration and President Barack Obama’s administration that dealt serious blows to the project. ...

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GOP factions differ on ACA fix

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, speaks Dec. 1 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brady is confident that Republican factions will pull together to find a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. (AP file photo)

WASHINGTON — Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they’re in different camps over replacing it. Getting the factions together won’t be easy. Some Republicans would revise and rebrand “Obamacare,” junking ...

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Federal agencies deny Minnesota mine leases

This 2011 photo shows a prospecting drill rig boring into the bedrock near Ely, Minnesota, in search of copper, nickel and precious metals. Twin Metals Minnesota LLC hoped to mine for the metals near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. (AP file photo)

Two longstanding mineral rights leases that are critical for a proposed large underground copper-nickel mine upstream from the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota will not be renewed, two federal agencies announced Thursday, but the company said ...

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