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June 29, 2015
Environmental groups slam latest version of PolyMet review
Environmental groups on Monday slammed the latest version of the PolyMet copper mine environmental document, saying more than a year of work by regulators and the company have done little to upgrade the project. The groups also asked Minnesota Gov.
13 hours 21 min ago
June 24, 2015
PolyMet report ready for review
State and federal agencies have finished answering tens of thousands of public comments on the proposed PolyMet copper mine project and have finished writing the massive environmental review document. The so-called Preliminary Final Environmental Impact Statement is being burned...
June 24, 2015 - 12:45am
June 23, 2015
DNR set for mineral lease auction
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is getting ready to hold another auction of state mineral leases — plots of northern Minnesota land mining companies can bid on to explore for copper, nickel, gold and other valuable metals. The DNR plans to offer 199 units across...
June 23, 2015 - 9:17am
June 21, 2015
As Minnesota taconite producers cut their costs, labor contracts are next
With lower electric rates and a break on state mineral royalties already in hand, Minnesota’s taconite mining industry is expected to turn to another cost-cutting measure in coming weeks: union labor contracts. Five of Minnesota’ six large taconite iron ore operations are represented...
news / iron range
June 21, 2015 - 7:22am
June 20, 2015
Electric rate cuts for taconite, paper plants not automatic
Northern Minnesota’s largest consumers of electricity, the 24/7/365-running taconite processing plants and paper mills, can apply for significant...
news / iron range
June 20, 2015 - 11:00pm
June 19, 2015
Despite law change, agencies say copper industry waste will be regulated
Minnesota's iron mining industry already is exempt from state solid waste permits for its mine waste, so why not the emerging copper mining industry as well? That was the question raised late in the 2015 Minnesota legislative session that nearly derailed a major environmental bill...
June 19, 2015 - 12:45am
Groups appeal DNR decision on Northshore mine expansion
Three environmental groups have filed an appeal of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' decision not to conduct a full-fledged environmental impact statement on the expansion of the Peter Mitchell taconite iron ore mine near Babbitt. The groups are asking the Minnesota...
June 19, 2015 - 12:35am
June 18, 2015
Environmental View: Minnesota officials bowing to demands of mining companies
We all have heard of poorly governed countries in Africa and South America where big mining companies take the minerals and profits and leave polluted water and toxic waste for local people to grapple with. Wake up, Minnesota; it’s happening here, too, and within the past two weeks...
opinion / columns
June 18, 2015 - 10:45pm
June 9, 2015
PolyMet environmental review decision still months away
State and federal regulators did not meet their goal to have a revised environmental review document on the proposed PolyMet copper mine near...
news / iron range
June 9, 2015 - 8:59pm
June 3, 2015
Steelmakers allege more unfair trade
Several U.S. steelmakers on Wednesday petitioned the federal Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose unfair-trade "anti-dumping" penalties against imports of corrosion-resistant steel from China, India, Italy, South Korea and Taiwan. Steel Dynamics...
June 3, 2015 - 8:58pm
State of Minnesota lowers mineral royalty for U.S. Steel
Minnesota's top elected officials voted unanimously Wednesday to cut the fees the state charges U.S. Steel Corp. to mine iron ore on state lands on the Iron Range. The vote is an effort to help the big U.S. steelmaker navigate through tough economic times pushed by a flood of...
June 3, 2015 - 7:36pm
May 31, 2015
Hardship hits the Iron Range
VIRGINIA — On color-coded spreadsheets that displayed the names of about 350 laid-off Minntac workers Friday, the ones marked in orange were...
May 31, 2015 - 10:30pm
May 26, 2015
Mesabi Nugget, Mining Resources plants on Iron Range idled for at least two years
Months of bad economic news on the Iron Range continued Tuesday, with an ominous new twist. About 200 workers at the Mesabi Nugget iron plant...
business / mining
May 26, 2015 - 8:39pm
May 17, 2015
Bygones for Monday, May 18, 2014
News Tribune, May 18, 1975 * Minnesota Senate and House conferees late last night agreed on an omnibus tax relief bill that will increase taconite production taxes and provide property tax reductions in Duluth and St. Louis County. The group recommended a 39-cent-per-ton increase...
news / politics
May 17, 2015 - 10:44pm
May 15, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers reach compromise on sulfate rules for wild rice waters
State lawmakers have reached a compromise with Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration on legislation over wild rice protection. The compromise will temporarily prevent state regulators from forcing companies to invest in new treatment technologies to protect wild rice. At issue is...
news / politics
May 15, 2015 - 11:28pm