Check out PolyMet’s plans

PolyMet Mining Corp. will host an open house at the Hoyt Lakes Arena from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 20. The company will share details of its plans to develop a mining operation to extract gold, copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum and palladium from deposits near Hoyt Lakes.

The project still awaits environmental permits it will need to proceed. In all, PolyMet expects to spend about $600 million on the mining operation if it receives the green light.

Building the new facility would lead to the creation of about 300 construction jobs, and when complete, the operation is expected to employ about 400 people. The total projected payroll? About $40 million annually.

For more information on the open house or the project, click here.