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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


Cirrus Promises 150 New Jobs With $16M Facility Expansion

Increased customer demand fueled the company’s need to open a new facility in Duluth.

March 07, 2016

DNR OKs PolyMet Project To Move Forward

The long-studied proposal would be the state's first copper-nickel mine.

March 03, 2016

US will impose high tariffs on countries for illegal steel dumping

The United States is taking action against steel dumping, a practice that many say has hurt the global steel industry – and caused thousands of layoffs in Minnesota. The Department of Commerce...

March 03, 2016

The maker of Red Hots is closing its MN plant, and 100-plus workers could lose jobs

Ferrara Candy Company – known for producing Lemonheads, Red Hots, Atomic Fireballs, Boston Baked Beans, Brach’s, Jawbusters and Now and Laters – will be closing its Winona plant next month. The...

March 02, 2016

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