Will state officials allow copper-nickel mines in NE Minn?

Copper-nickel mining
In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2011, photo, a prospecting drill rig bores into the bedrock near Ely, Minn., in search of copper, nickel and precious metals.
AP Photo/Steve Karnowski

State officials are still months away from a decision on allowing permits for proposed copper mines in northern Minnesota, but the public relations battle is already heating up. We'll speak with an Iron Range blogger Aaron Brown joins The Daily Circuit Thursday to talk about the issue.

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