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Northland Resources Inc.

July 09, 2008 08:30 ET

Pajala Municipality in Sweden Receives EU Funding to Initiate Infrastructure Planning for Northland's Projects

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Buck Morrow, the President of Northland Resources (TSX:NAU)(FRANKFURT:NBS)(OSLO:NAUR), would like to congratulate the Municipality of Pajala and Municipal Commissioner Bengt Niska on the recent award of 7 million Swedish Krona (CDN$1.2-million) by the European Union (EU) to investigate inter-community collaboration between the districts of Pajala in Sweden and Kolari in Finland. The project is in response to Northland's proposal to establish at least 3 producing iron ore operations in the border area.

The project will focus on the resolution of issues such as planning and building the local and cross-border infrastructure needed to support the mining operations, for example roads, bridges and railroads. It will also investigate how to manage the large-scale workforce migration to the area which both municipalities are anticipating once Northland's projects reach the construction phase. The Local Authorities will be able to apply for more funding after the initial eighteen-month period. This is standard practice in the EU.

Buck Morrow said: "This funding is a very positive signal that the EU understands the significance for the Pajala and Kolari municipalities of the iron ore projects we're planning to develop and is prepared to support the projects with funding. We are delighted that Mr. Niska and his team have been able to secure the grant and we are looking forward to assisting both municipalities in any way we can to help in their planning. I believe, as does the entire Board and management of Northland, that the projects are strategically important for Sweden, Finland and the EU and will have a lasting positive impact on the region."

About Northland (www.northlandresourcesinc.com)

Northland is a well-structured, debt free mining company with a portfolio of high quality iron, gold, and base metal development projects in Sweden and Finland.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Buck Morrow

NORTHLAND RESOURCES INC.

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    Buck Morrow
    President
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