Economic Indicators

The Latest: Mine official downplays impact of failed deal

The Latest on a proposed copper-and-gold mine in southwest Alaska (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Developers of a proposed copper-and-gold mine near a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska are downplaying the impact after a deal with a potential investor fell apart.

Twin Metals wants to build ore processor closer to BWCA

Twin Metals says its updated plan for an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely includes an ore processing facility on the east bank of Birch Lake, which puts it closer to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness than earlier planned.