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LA CROSSE TALK PM: Another Minnesota mining project that could pollute our water

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The St. Louis River in northern Minnesota. (PHOTO: Virg Boehland)

Another outside, multi-billion-dollar corporation, this time in Switzerland, is trying to come into northern Minnesota and create a copper-nickel (sulfide) mine.


La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:07 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.


The project is controversial in many ways — from the company itself to even state agencies skating rules — as explained by WaterLegacy Advocacy Director Paula Maccabee.

She spent a majority of the show talking about the Polymet mining project that is being proposed upstream of the St. Louis River watershed, which drains into Lake Superior. She also made arguments recently fighting the project to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

It’s one of a couple of mining projects happening in northern Minnesota that will also affect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Mississippi River.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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