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MN DNR opens bids for mineral prospecting - in Carlton County and other local areas

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Geologists have known for decades that there's plenty of copper, nickel, gold and other minerals under northern Minnesota forests, but most of it wasn't considered worth the cost to dig it up.

Until now.

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources opened bids submitted by mining companies that want to prospect for minerals on state lands - including some in Carlton County.

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