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Legislature OKs benefits for mineworkers and business tax break – separately

After 16 days of haggling over an extension of unemployment benefits for Iron Range workers and a tax cut for businesses, Minnesota lawmakers overwhelmingly approved both on Thursday. All it took...

March 24, 2016

CEO: Eveleth mine to get $65 million upgrade when it reopens this year

One of Minnesota’s shuttered taconite mines will not only reopen this year, it will get a $65 million upgrade, too. That’s what the CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources told a meeting of...

March 23, 2016


Medtronic To Relocate Manufacturing Lines From Colorado R&D Plant

A spokesperson for Medtronic said there was no immediate impact to its workforce of roughly 1,700 employees at the Colorado facility.

March 23, 2016

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Bent Paddle Responds To Silver Bay Municipal Liquor Store Ban

The brewer riled many on the Iron Range for its opposition to copper-nickel mining projects.

March 22, 2016

Public meeting will go over what's next for the PolyMet mine project

Now that the state gave a thumbs up to an environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine project, what happens next? A public meeting in northern Minnesota next month is going to...

March 18, 2016

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Thissen Proposes $500M State R&D Fund

The House minority leader said he wants to improve Minnesota's standing in science and technology.

March 17, 2016

Sign of relief? Idled mine with 540 workers will be back online by May

One of the state’s shut-down mining operations will reopen this spring. Northshore Mining will be restarting iron ore pellet production by May 15, Cliffs Natural Resources said Monday. The...

March 14, 2016


3M Opens $150M State-Of-The-Art Research And Development Lab

A number of 3M scientists believe the new workspace could bring about collaborations that weren’t possible in its older, more spread out facilities.

March 11, 2016

House fails to vote on bill extending unemployment benefits to mine workers

Hopes that lawmakers in the Minnesota House would vote on a bill extending unemployment benefits to laid off Iron Range workers were dashed on Tuesday, the first day of the 2016 legislature session...

March 08, 2016


Polaris Acquires Industrial Vehicle Manufacturer Taylor-Dunn

The purchase fit into the company's strategic goal of expanding beyond powersports.

March 08, 2016

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