Author Archive for Matthew Hanka

Mineral and Mining Law in Northeastern Minnesota – a primer on state mineral policy, mineral rights and leasing

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The combination of ferrous and non-ferrous mineral and mining resources have long made Northeastern Minnesota a mining powerhouse.  Minnesota has been a leading producer of iron ore and taconite for decades.  Large quantities of Minnesota’s high grade ferrous mineral resources were mined over time, but substantial quantities of lower grade iron ore remains.  New technologies […]


Tips and Updates Related to Construction Contracts

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

This summer promises to be a busy one for local construction projects. Commercial and residential projects are rapidly increasing in number. And, regardless of whether you are involved in a large commercial project, or looking to update or build a new home, the following practical tips and information will give you confidence when reviewing and […]


Practical Ideas for a Successful Construction Project

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Economic indicators show that the construction industry continues its recovery.  Projects are increasing in number.  And, regardless of whether you are a business owner working on a large commercial project, or a homeowner looking to update your home, keeping the following tips and information in mind will increase the likelihood that your project will be […]


Mineral Rights, Exploration and Mining

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Mineral rights and mineral exploration remain in the news in northeastern Minnesota.  The emerging green economy has created huge demand for metals such as copper, nickel and platinum.  Therefore, a public announcement of doubled earlier estimates regarding the quantity of such metals in areas around Ely is encouraging.  Further, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ […]