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A former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., would be used by PolyMet as part of a planned copper-nickel mining operation.

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PolyMet Mining Corp. has received the final permit it needs to proceed with building Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine, the company and the Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday.
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