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WI shipyard exposed workers to 20 times the lead limit, agency claims

A shipyard in Lake Superior should pay $1.395 million in fines because workers there were exposed to lead levels up to 20 times higher than allowed. That’s the proposal from OSHA (or, by its...

August 01, 2016

Construction worker buried in Minnetonka trench collapse dies

A man has died from his injuries after he and another construction worker were buried when the trench they were working in collapsed in Minnetonka Monday morning. The worker, identified as 48-year...

July 26, 2016

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Wagner SprayTech To Expand Plymouth HQ, Add 66 Jobs

Construction of the expansion project is slated to begin in spring 2017.

July 26, 2016

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Negative Foreign Currency Translation Eats Away At 3M Sales, Earnings

The company reported sales decreased in two of its five sales divisions, with electronics and energy slipping the most.

July 26, 2016

PolyMet is looking at permits now for its mine project near the BWCA

We are by no means close to the project actually getting the go-ahead, but PolyMet has asked the state for the first two of about 20 permits it would need for its controversial mining project. What...

July 11, 2016

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Dayton Asks DNR To Terminate Essar Mineral Leases

The governor is in talks with Cliffs Natural Resources to be granted the leases after Essar failed to repay millions to Minnesota contractors and vendors.

July 08, 2016

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Life Fitness Announces $23M Factory Expansion In Owatonna

An estimated 110 jobs will be created following the completion of the project.

July 05, 2016

The biggest furniture recall in IKEA history was sparked by a MN toddler's death

Swedish furniture maker IKEA is recalling 29 million dressers because they’re unsafe unless they’re anchored to a wall, the company says. The recall involves all six models of IKEA...

June 28, 2016

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Louisiana-Pacific Is Mystery Company Receiving $66M In Public Financing

State lawmakers finally revealed the identity of the home siding company after securing a deal to have a $440 million plant constructed in Hoyt Lakes.

June 14, 2016

New deal with steelmaker means Iron Range taconite plant will reopen in October

Cliffs Natural Resources says a new 10-year contract to supply custom-made taconite pellets to a major steelmaker means it’s calling workers back to its United Taconite mine and plant on the...

May 31, 2016

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