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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


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


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


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

Twin Ports

The Twin Ports Have Open Capacity

After a double-digit drop in tonnage at the Duluth-Superior Port in 2015, the port’s leaders envision a growth strategy based on its Great Lakes location.

May 27, 2016

Pivot Points

Pivot Points: 12 Local Companies At Key Junctures

A look at growth strategies for a dozen Minnesota companies.

May 27, 2016


A Crisis Of Faith For Muslims In The Workforce

Muslim prayer practices have intensified the challenge that Minnesota production-line businesses face in religious accommodation.

May 23, 2016

MPCA Wants Northern Metals To Cease Shredding Immediately

The agency says the company is putting significant levels of heavy metals in the air.

May 19, 2016

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