Friday April 14, 2023

Company to make special donation of $1,000 to Veterans on the Lake Resort “2023 Northwoods Kids Fishing Derby” to celebrate award

Ely, Minn., April 14, 2023 – Twin Metals Minnesota was honored to be selected as a 2023 recipient of the “Good Neighbor Business Award” from the Ely Chamber of Commerce this week.

According to the Chamber, the award recognizes businesses that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to going above and beyond in fostering an environment of community improvement and support.

“I nominated Twin Metals for the Good Neighbor Business Award due to their consistent dedication to the Ely area over the years,” said Anne Lincicome Johnson of Ely. “In addition to the generous financial contributions to local organizations, the Twin Metals employees themselves have shown up to give much of their time in support to those needing help in the community. Twin Metals is a great asset and good neighbor!”

“We at Twin Metals are humbled to be selected as a recipient of this award,” said Dean DeBeltz, Twin Metals Minnesota Vice President, External Relations and Project Operations. “We are grateful to be part of this wonderful community, and it’s important to all of us on the Twin Metals team to help support our area organizations. That’s been part of our company’s core values since the very beginning, and we’re committed to continuing to provide that support into the future.”

To celebrate the award, Twin Metals will make a special donation of $1,000 to the Veterans on the Lake Resort for their Northwoods Kids Fishing Derby event. Veterans on the Lake is a non-profit recreational facility that serves the needs of disabled and able-bodied veterans, active-duty military members and their families and friends.

Twin Metals has invested more than $650,000 to date in charitable contributions to the communities of northeast Minnesota.


Kathy Graul
Director, Public Affairs and Communications

About Twin Metals Minnesota: Twin Metals Minnesota is a Minnesota company focused on designing, constructing and operating an underground copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals mining project in northeast Minnesota. The TMM project brings the promise of significant long-term jobs and environmentally responsible economic development for generations in Minnesota. Twin Metals is owned by Antofagasta plc, one of the top ten copper producers in the world. For more information, visit