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Cabin owners lose mineral lease fight, for now

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ST. PAUL -- Gus and Amy Axelson brought their sons to the Minnesota Capitol as they fight the exploration for minerals under their northeastern Minnesota land.


"I brought them here to show you what this is all about," Mr. Axelson told the Minnesota Executive Council Thursday before it unanimously voted to allow four mining companies to explore for copper and nickel under privately owned land, including where the Axelson family owns a cabin.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.