2nd meeting on PolyMet mine set for Aurora

AURORA, Minn. (AP) — The second public meeting on the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine is being held in the Iron Range city of Aurora.

The meeting at Mesabi East High School runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. It follows a similar meeting in Duluth last week that drew around 1,300 people, divided between supporters of the jobs copper-nickel mining would bring to northern Minnesota and critics who say the environmental risks are too high.

The meetings are meant to help the public learn more about and comment on the environmental effects of the project.

The Department of Natural Resources has released two new videos explaining the project, which are posted on its website and will be shown at the Aurora meeting and the third and final meeting in St. Paul next Wednesday.