Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Dec 16, 2016 In The News

Federal regulators have rejected a company's leases for copper and nickel mining in northern Minnesota, saying production there poses a risk to a federal wilderness area in the region. 

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Dec 16, 2016 In The News

Mineral leases near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will not be renewed, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.

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Dec 16, 2016 In The News

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture have denied an application for the renewal of two hard rock mineral leases in northern Minnesota.

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Dec 16, 2016 In The News

The federal government dealt a major blow Thursday to one of two proposed copper mines in northeast Minnesota. The U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management refused to renew mineral leases held that Twin Metals Minnesota says it needs to build a huge underground copper-nickel mine just a few miles from Ely and the Boundary Waters.

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Dec 14, 2016 In The News

A long-awaited construction project at the Duluth Air National Guard Base neared approval on Tuesday, when the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act was sent to President Barack Obama's desk to be signed into law.

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Dec 14, 2016 In The News

The Superior Hiking Trail, the Kekakabic Trail and the Border Route Trail may soon be officially included in a much larger national network of trails called the North Country National Scenic Trail.

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Dec 14, 2016 In The News

Final approval for a legislative fix to help Minnesotans with estate claims against them because they were on Medical Assistance has gone into overtime.

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Dec 14, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a wide-ranging medical research bill designed to fund scientific innovations and cutting-edge therapies while also getting medical devices and drugs to market faster.

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Dec 14, 2016 In The News

November has been Lung Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to recall an old saying in the lung cancer community: “If you’ve got lungs, you can get lung cancer.” Lung cancer is everybody’s fight.

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Dec 14, 2016 In The News

Minnesota Power's Great Northern Transmission Line received federal approval Wednesday when the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Presidential Permit allowing the transmission line to cross the international border between the United States and Canada.

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