St. Paul, Minn. (May 2, 2018) – Jobs for Minnesotans today released the following statement reacting to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management action reinstating Twin Metals Minnesota’s federal mineral leases.

“This official action solidifies the December 22, 2017, U.S. Department of Interior opinion regarding Twin Metals’ leases. Formally reinstating the federal mineral leases is yet another positive step toward the renewal of these leases and brings hope for restoring future mineral exploration by other companies interested in investing in the state. This action is welcomed by our members and supporters of fair process and economic development and job creation across the state. We are thankful for Twin Metals’ significant economic contributions to date in Northern Minnesota. And, we look forward to Twin Metals continuing to be allowed to follow established processes, including the renewal of their federal leases and environmental review for the to-be-proposed project.”

About Jobs for Minnesotans
Jobs for Minnesotans, a coalition representing business, labor and communities, supports statewide opportunities for prosperity and middle-class jobs from sustainable natural resource development in Minnesota. The organization is committed to the principle that our state can preserve both job opportunities and the environment for future generations. Jobs for Minnesotans was co-founded in 2012 by the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council representing 55,000 workers and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce representing 2,300 companies and 500,000 employees. For more information, visit, follow @JobsforMN on Twitter and find the coalition on


Media Contact: Nancy Norr, Jobs for Minnesotans Board Chair