Thursday April 9, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 9, 2020 – Twin Metals Minnesota today announced it is providing special financial assistance to organizations in northeast Minnesota to aid with COVID-19 relief efforts.

“We’re honored to be part of the communities of northeast Minnesota, and we recognize that in these unprecedented times, our commitment to the region is vital,” said Kelly Osborne, Twin Metals Chief Executive Officer.

The charitable contributions Twin Metals is making for COVID-19 relief efforts are as follows:

  • $10,000 to United Way of Northeast Minnesota. Funds are currently being matched by the Northland Foundation; learn more here:
  • $5,000 to the Ely Food Shelf. Funds are also being matched during the month of April; learn more here:
  • $1,500 to Ruby’s Pantry in Babbitt. Funds are being used to distribute food gift cards; learn more at or contact on Facebook
  • $5,000 to the Babbitt Ambulance to help fund critical items that are needed and in anticipation of increased calls. Learn more:

To date, Twin Metals has contributed more than $550,000 to charitable organizations in Minnesota. Learn more at

For more than a decade, Twin Metals has been conducting the largest hydrogeological study in northeastern Minnesota’s history, in connection with its proposed underground copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals mine nine miles southeast of Ely, Minn. With more than $450 million already invested in the project, Twin Metals is committed to developing these resources in an environmentally safe and sustainable manner. Twin Metals will provide hundreds of jobs for Minnesotans and generate billions of dollars of economic growth in the region.

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

Kathy Graul
Manager, Public Relations
Twin Metals Minnesota