The publication of a rule to ban mining in portions of the Superior National Forest for two years contains a major typo.
The notice in the January 19 Federal Register lists an end date of January 17, 2017 instead of the intended 2019.
Here is the language as printed:
"For a period until January 21, 2017, subject to valid existing rights, the National Forest System lands described in this notice will be temporarily segregated from the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date."
Last year, the Forest Service held public forums both in Duluth and Ely to take comment on the potential renewal of exploratory mining leases.
SHARING PERSPECTIVE - Dave Freeman listened to a question from the audience Tuesday at Grand Ely Lodge, where he and his wife Amy shared memories and details about their 365 days in the BWCAW, a trip to raise opposition to proposed copper-nickel mining projects in the region. Photo by Tom Coombe
On March 3, Ely’s fifth and sixth grade basketball team participated in the Hibbing sixth grade Tourney and took home the consolation championship. Ely beat Hibbing 50-27, lost to Mt. Iron-Buhl 59-30, topped Chisholm 38-12 and then beat Two Harbors 46-23 for the consolation championship. Pictured are: Front: Logan Loe and Blake Walsh, Jason Kerntz, Ryan Fenske, Jake Cochran. Second row: Joey Bianco, Erron Anderson, Carter Krekelberg, Gavin Marshall, Iver Lepisto, Sammy Prijatel. Top: Aargon Chase, Coach Mike Keller, Coach Max Gantt, Gunnar Hart.