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March 22, 2016
Two Iron Range activists among Bush Fellowship recipients
March 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
March 21, 2016
Iron Range unemployment aid remains hung up
March 21, 2016 - 6:22pm
March 19, 2016
The Olcott Park fountain and pool in Virginia. (2015 file / News Tribune)
Virginia group nears its first fundraising goal to restore old fountain
March 19, 2016 - 11:00pm
Chris Poore listens as her mother Pat Helms talks in the Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery earlier this year. (Steve Kuchera /
Half a century after her brother’s abuse, she takes fight to Hoyt Lakes cemetery
March 19, 2016 - 11:00pm
March 18, 2016
Hibbing teacher placed on administrative leave
March 18, 2016 - 10:04pm
Workers used 310,000 cubic yards of rock to make a causeway across the Rouchleau Mine Pit near Virginia. The causeway will help during the construction of a bridge across the lake -- a key part of a $156 million project moving a section of U.S. Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia to make way for a taconite mine. The new section of highway is slated to open in Novemeber 2017. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.complay button
Ambition meets reality at Highway 53 bridge project on Iron Range
March 18, 2016 - 9:58pm
Audit criticizes IRRRB's structure, financial controls
March 18, 2016 - 6:55pm
March 17, 2016
Minnesota Rep. Jason Metsa of Virginia argues Thursday, March 17, 2016, in favor of splitting an unemployment bill into two, an effort to speed benefits to laid-off Iron Range workers. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Unemployment aid easily passes Minnesota House, but with 'poison pill'
March 17, 2016 - 6:46pm
March 15, 2016
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown says on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, that a Gov. Dayton proposal to raise spending is a bad idea. Daudt said tax relief should take a higher priority. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Daudt predicts Iron Range unemployment vote this week
March 15, 2016 - 4:30pm
March 14, 2016
Iron Range unemployment legislation may be headed to negotiation
March 14, 2016 - 5:08pm
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook says on Monday, March 14, 2016, that communities such in his area need rural transit programs to take people to regional centers. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Northern Minnesota watches transportation funding debate
March 14, 2016 - 1:50pm
March 10, 2016
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook tells fellow senators Thursday, March 10, 2016, about why his district and others nearby need extensions of unemployment benefits. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota Senate passes Iron Range unemployment extension
March 10, 2016 - 5:46pm
March 7, 2016
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton speaks at a press conference in February  2016. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Dayton calls Twin Metals mine a threat to the Boundary Waters
March 7, 2016 - 7:25pm
March 3, 2016
Land exchange for PolyMet mine site undecided
March 3, 2016 - 7:40pm
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)
Minnesota DNR rules PolyMet environmental review is 'adequate'
March 3, 2016 - 5:06pm