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Minnesota's Permit For Northshore Mine Expansion Riles Tribes, Environmental Groups

In comments submitted to the MPCA, environmental officials at the Fond du Lac and Grand Portage bands pointed out that the water permit does not set specific limits for sulfate, mercury, copper, nickel, zinc or cobalt in water leaving the mine site.

December 01, 2015

Dayton to steel company: Pay vendors in full or pay back state loan

Gov. Mark Dayton has issued a deadline to Essar Steel, which is building a new $1.9 billion taconite plant on Minnesota’s Iron Range, to start paying what it owes to Minnesota vendors and...

November 30, 2015


How Magnetic Poetry Went Head-To-Head With Amazon Resellers (And Won)

To save its business, the Minneapolis-based fridge magnet phenomenon cut out a large portion of its sales to defend brick and mortar stores and the future value of its product.

November 30, 2015

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

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