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About Mining Minnesota

Mining Minnesota is committed to benefiting our communities and advancing a sustainable future through responsible mining, processing and domestic supply chain utilization of our mineral resources.

Driven by a diverse coalition of organizations, companies and individuals, Mining Minnesota works with local citizens, businesses and other organizations to bring growth and job creation to the state through responsible development of natural resources.

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MiningMinnesota Names Julie Lucas New Executive Director

Duluth, Minn. (June 14, 2022) – The MiningMinnesota Board of Directors is pleased to announce Julie Lucas as its new executive director. Lucas will begin her new role on August 1, 2022, replacing outgoing executive director Frank Ongaro, who served MiningMinnesota for 15 years.

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Tina Pint

Barr Engineering

Steven Donohue

Foth Infrastructure & Environment

Christie Kearney

PolyMet Mining

Harry Noyes**

Encampment Minerals

David Chura**

Minnesota Power

Dan Foley

Teck American Inc.

Kathy Graul

Twin Metals Minnesota

Tannice McCoy**

Teck Resources

Todd Malan

Talon Metals


LaTisha Gietzen, President**

PolyMet Mining

Dean DeBeltz, Vice-President**

Twin Metals Minnesota

Julian Collins, Secretary-Treasurer

Timberline Drilling

** Indicates Executive Committee Member