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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan wants to ban foreign steel for 5 years to help ailing Iron Range

Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan has proposed a fairly drastic plan to help the struggling U.S. steel industry – he wants to ban the import of foreign steel for five years. Nolan, a Democrat...

November 23, 2015

Worker dies after machinery accident at manufacturing plant

A Burnsville man has died after being injured by a machine at a manufacturing plant. Lakeville police say Mitchell Robert Hauschildt was severely injured by a packaging machine at Genpak Sunday...

November 17, 2015


Verso May Sell Duluth Paper Mill, Faces Potential Bankruptcy

The Duluth mill’s roughly 300 workers are told it is “business as usual,” while the paper producer considers its restructuring possibilities.

November 17, 2015

Cliffs idling Northshore Mining until market improves; 500-plus workers affected

Another Minnesota iron ore operation will temporarily idle starting next month. Cliffs Natural Resources announced Tuesday it will be idling a second operation starting Dec. 1. The Northshore...

November 17, 2015


Hutchinson Technology Acquired By TDK For $126M

Once the world’s top supplier of hard disk drive suspension systems, Hutchinson said it would sell to its longtime rival from Japan, TDK Corporation.

November 03, 2015

Plane Junk

Where Airplanes Go To Die

A Burnsville company is the go-to when your 747’s days have come to an end.

October 30, 2015

Iron Range

The Iron Range Wants You To Visit

Iron Range tourist attractions band together to try to get northern visitors to think of more than the North Shore.

October 30, 2015

Biotech company wants a $53 million home on Minnesota's Iron Range

A fledgling company with plans to turn timber into industrial chemicals and fuels wants to build a $53 million plant on Minnesota’s Iron Range. And a regional agency may put together a loan...

October 28, 2015

Facing a choice on PolyMet, Dayton will get up close look at mines in other states

“Momentous, difficult and controversial,” is how Gov. Mark Dayton describes a choice he’ll soon have to make: Whether to give the green light to a controversial mining project in...

October 27, 2015


The Marvin Companies Transitioning To Fourth Generation, Names New President

Paul Marvin will assume the role of president of the family-owned business with the hopes that he will become CEO once Jake Marvin chooses to retire.

October 26, 2015

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