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October 27, 2016
Iron ore is transported by a truck at Hibbing Taconite. (2009 file / News Tribune)
Cliffs reports third-quarter loss as impacts of steel, iron ore downturn linger
October 27, 2016 - 11:00am
October 12, 2016
A PolyMet Mining official explains in December 2013 how the company will use rod mills, one of which is at right, to crush metal-bearing rock from 1/2-sized pieces to small pieces of gravel as part of the process of extracting copper, nickel and other metals from the planned mine. The mills are part of the old LTV processing plant now owned by PolyMet. (News Tribune file photo)
PolyMet will trade more stock for cash to get company through permitting stage
October 12, 2016 - 2:33pm
October 10, 2016
A front-end loader dumps a bucketful of Magnetation’s finished concentrated iron into a truck outside of the company’s Plant 2 in May 2014. (file photo / News Tribune)
Magnetation shuts down plants
October 10, 2016 - 10:00pm
October 6, 2016
Iron ore concentrate is carried by a conveyer belt at Magnetation's Plant 2 near Bovey in 2014. (2014 file photo / News Tribune)
Bankruptcy court approves settlement that will end Magnetation's operations
October 6, 2016 - 6:05pm
October 4, 2016
Iron ore is transported by a hauler truck at Cliffs Natural Resources' Hibbing Taconite facility. (2009 file / News Tribune)
Steel, iron ore crisis not quite over after all
October 4, 2016 - 7:28pm
August 28, 2016
Lingering effects of mining downturn reflected in latest unemployment rate
August 28, 2016 - 10:00pm
August 26, 2016
A haul truck carrying more than 240 tons of taconite ore takes a load to the crusher in the Thunderbird Mine of United Taconite. (2014 file / News Tribune)
Steelworkers, Cliffs reach tentative agreement on labor contract
August 26, 2016 - 8:36pm
August 11, 2016
United Taconite millwrights Brian McAllister and Matt Bird cut pipe while working in the concentrator building at the mine in Forbes on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2016. Cliffs Natural Resources recalled its employees after the mine and plant had been idle for the past year. (Clint Austin / button
United Taconite employees back to work; new $65 million pellet project underway
August 11, 2016 - 10:30pm
August 5, 2016
Michigan’s Empire mine produces last taconite
August 5, 2016 - 10:59am
July 23, 2016
Crews are busy working on the crushing and processing plant portions of the Rainy River gold mine project near Emo, Ontario, on July 13, 2016. The mine is expecting to produce gold and silver by mid-2017. John Myers /
Rush of interest in Northland gold
July 23, 2016 - 10:47pm
Joy Global to be acquired by Japan-based firm for nearly $2.9 billion
July 23, 2016 - 6:21am
July 11, 2016
In this photo from 2010, a worker holds a core sample showing a polymetallic deposit from the Twin Metals exploration area east of the Kawishiwi River in northern Lake County. (2010 file / News Tribune)
Both sides steeled for Twin Metals hearings
July 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
A 240-ton ore-hauling truck is repaired at the planned Essar Steel project in Nashwauk last October. Bob King /
Essar moves to keep Nashwauk project, says state pulled mining leases too late
July 11, 2016 - 5:08pm
July 8, 2016
The Essar Steel pellet plant under construction near Nashwauk, as seen in October 2015. Bob King /
Essar Steel Minnesota files for bankruptcy as Dayton pulls mineral leases
July 8, 2016 - 6:20pm
June 23, 2016
Steelworkers ratify new contract with ArcelorMittal
June 23, 2016 - 9:17pm