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Essar Steel announces layoffs of some Minnesota workers

Troubles continue for Essar Steel’s plant in northern Minnesota. In recent weeks, construction on the mining facility in Nashwauk has slowed, WDIO reports, and now Essar Steel has confirmed...

January 09, 2016

All 17 workers trapped in Cargill salt mine have been rescued

Emergency crews have rescued 17 miners who were trapped hundreds of feet below ground at the Cargill salt mine in central New York overnight. The incident happened about 10:20 p.m. EST Wednesday...

January 07, 2016

Magnetation will idle plant this month, citing decreasing demand for iron ore

Layoffs at Magnetation’s plant in Bovey will happen this month. This was expected – the company announced in November potential plans to idle its Plant 2 facility, saying at the time federal...

January 07, 2016


Minnesota On The CES Floor

Dozens of Minnesota companies are making the trip to Las Vegas this week to promote a wide range of products and services.

January 06, 2016

Essar Steel

Essar Steel Agrees To Repay $66M Loan

The company failed to meet the requirements by the state as specified in the loan agreement.

December 31, 2015


3M Sues XPEL Technologies For Patent Infringement

The Maplewood-based manufacturer claims XPEL copied a paint protection film product and “targeted” dealers located in Minnesota.

December 30, 2015

White House chief says Iron Range issues are urgent, but fixes are still fuzzy

Discussing w/ @WhiteHouse Chief of Staff how we can work together to get nearly 2,000 laid-off miners back to work. — US Rep. Rick Nolan (@USRepRickNolan) December...

December 23, 2015


Companies To Watch In 2016: 3M

China and other high-growth markets could pay off big for 3M next year and beyond.

December 22, 2015

No deal reached on special session to help Iron Range workers

Minnesota’s top lawmakers met Thursday, but could not come to an agreement on whether a special session will be held to deal with a multitude of issues. Forum News Services reports Gov. Mark...

December 17, 2015

Iron Range struggles bring about closure of city's only grocery store

The continued downturn in the Iron Range mining industry has claimed another victim – but this time it’s a grocery store. KBJR reports that Zup’s Food Market in Aurora will close next...

December 16, 2015

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