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St. Louis County Board backs social worker for Duluth police
Crews respond to fire at former lumber company site near Cook
County backs tax abatement for Hermantown Fleet Farm project
Wednesday's weather for Duluth and the Northland: March madness! Cold again
Brush cutter catches fire near Floodwood
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2 new Duluth stores have a focus on fashion
14 Cargill heirs on Forbes’ list of billionaires, more than any family in world
Allegiant to suspend Duluth-Las Vegas flights
New Duluth hotel aims for June opening
Biz Buzz for March 2
Tribute honors the ‘State of Hockey’
Bucks fall to Nuggets
Vikings officials to meet with Peterson today
Class A state tournament capsule: Hermantown vs. Spring Lake Park
NFL players to donate brains to science
Steve Lindstrom cartoon for March 4
Reader's view: Encounter with stranger brightens the world
Reader's view: Support productive negotiations with Iran
Reader's view: Protest needed of sexual exploitation of women
A Shepherd's View: Loudest defenders of wolves don’t know much about them
Faces and Names: Smith to leave ‘Downton Abbey’ after next season
Faces & Names: New coin portrait of queen unveiled
Faces & Names: Madonna announces dates for tour
Faces & Names: ‘24’ alum Kim Raver in ABC drama pilot
Faces & Names: Dakota Johnson joins ISIS in ‘SNL’ spoof
WINE SAVVY: Learn the Syrah varietal
Horoscopes for March 4
NIBBLES AND NOTES: World Wine Weekend on tap
Open, sesame seeds
Hudson's authentic German restaurant among the nation's best
Sam Cook columns
Beverly Godfrey columns
Piebald deer visits rural Duluth family’s feeder
MN DNR Weekly Report for March 2, 2015
Outdoors notes for March 1
Field reports: Minnesotans will see new fishing regulations for 2015 season
Rock and ice: Strength, technique put Duluth man among country’s elite mixed climbers
Duluth family continues book club started by mom — who always read the most
Recsports for March 1, 2015
Make a Difference for March 1, 2015
Births for March 1, 2015
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February 23, 2015
Magnetation idles plant due to global glut of iron ore
Magnetation LLC will indefinitely close its Plant 1 in Keewatin next month due to the growing global glut of iron ore and falling ore prices that are now hitting home on the Iron Range. The company announced Monday that the plant will be placed into a “maintenance program’’...
February 23, 2015 - 6:31pm
MPCA wants public input on United Taconite air permit
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has scheduled a public meeting for March 11 on proposed changes to United Taconite's operating permit that would require the company to upgrade pollution control equipment at its Forbes processing center.
February 23, 2015 - 4:45pm
February 17, 2015
Rare lung disease found in 21 additional Iron Range miners
Another 21 cases of the rare lung disease mesothelioma have been identified among Iron Range miners, bringing the total so far to 101, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday. The disease, always associated with exposure to asbestos or similar fibers and nearly always...
news / iron range
February 17, 2015 - 11:01pm
Minnesota lawmakers introduce another bill to thwart wild rice water rules
Northern Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a second round of legislation to roll back or thwart water quality protections for wild rice in an effort to protect the taconite iron ore mining industry. The one-page bill, SF 868, was introduced this week in the Senate while its House...
February 17, 2015 - 10:02pm
February 16, 2015
Cliffs CEO: Foreign steel imports are threat to Minnesota mining
The biggest threat to Minnesota's taconite industry isn't the global glut of iron ore mined in other nations but rather the vast amount of foreign steel that's being imported to build Amercian projects. That was the warning Monday from Lourenco Goncalves, president and CEO of Cliffs...
February 16, 2015 - 1:06pm
February 9, 2015
Bill would give Legislature veto on water quality regulations
Minnesota lawmakers have introduced bills at the Capitol that would require legislative approval and an economic impact study of any new water-quality regulations imposed in the state if the regulations have a major cost to industry. The bills, introduced Monday in the state Senate...
news / politics
February 9, 2015 - 10:52pm
Bills would give Minnesota lawmakers veto power on water regulations
Minnesota lawmakers have introduced bills at the Capitol that would require legislative approval and an economic impact study of any new water quality regulations imposed in the state if the regulations have a major cost to industry.
news / politics
February 9, 2015 - 5:49pm
February 7, 2015
Abundance of wetlands leads Gogebic to shift strategy for mine
In a shift in strategy, Gogebic Taconite may build up to four smaller open-pit iron ore mines as a way of limiting damage to wetlands on a proposed mine site in northern Wisconsin. Gogebic has also pared back some fieldwork and is cutting operating expenses as officials of the company...
February 7, 2015 - 6:47pm
February 3, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers hear copper mining update
Minnesota lawmakers on Tuesday heard from supporters and critics of proposed copper mine projects in the state even though no legislation is proposed on the issue. The Mining & Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee in the Minnesota House heard nearly two hours of testimony from...
February 3, 2015 - 5:31pm
February 2, 2015
Cliffs highlights huge downsizing in 2014
Cliffs Natural Resources officially highlighted its massive 2014 sell-off on Monday, releasing the company’s fourth quarter and year-end results that show millions of dollars lost as it shuttered and sold large swathes of its holdings. Cliffs recorded a net loss of $7.2 billion...
February 2, 2015 - 6:36pm
January 29, 2015
Mesabi Nugget faces 6- to 8-week shutdown
A glut of raw material stockpiled for the U.S. steel industry will spur a six- to eight-week "warm idle" for the Mesabi Nugget iron plant near Hoyt Lakes.
news / iron range
January 29, 2015 - 10:24pm
January 27, 2015
Gogebic Taconite stops work at Wisconsin mine site
The president of mining company Gogebic Taconite said it’s unlikely they’ll resume work at the proposed mine site in the Penokee Hills this winter. President Bill Williams said they had plans for more monitoring wells, but that’s been delayed. He said they’re stalling work...
January 27, 2015 - 10:18pm
Cliffs Natural Resources seeks creditor protection in Canada
TORONTO — Iron ore and coal mining company Cliffs Natural Resources has become the third major U.S. company in the past six months to seek creditor protection for its Canadian arm to try to isolate losses and protect shareholders. The company — which has extensive operations...
business / mining
January 27, 2015 - 5:34pm
January 26, 2015
EPA, taconite plants reach deal on haze regulations
Some Minnesota and Michigan taconite plants will get five years to develop new pollution control equipment to reduce haze-causing emissions under an agreement announced Monday. The agreement between Minnesota's mining companies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will...
January 26, 2015 - 10:22pm