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April 13, 2015
Local view: Once fooled by mining executives, we are twice shy
In the 1970s we listened to Reserve’s corporate promises that it wasn’t necessary to quit dumping millions of tons of taconite tailings into Lake Superior. This waste disposal was, we were assured, not a threat to the environment. And did not the company provide many good jobs? To...
opinion / local view
April 13, 2015 - 9:41pm
April 8, 2015
State champion jack pine falls to mine expansion on Iron Range
A stately jack pine growing in a yard in Mountain Iron’s shrinking Parkville neighborhood was proclaimed the state champion of its species...
news / iron range
April 8, 2015 - 10:20pm
Our View: Taconite tax shift lacked transparency
During campaign season last fall, more than one Iron Range lawmaker bragged about how the Legislature was able to reallocate nearly $20 million of taconite taxes during the next 10 years to help out some Iron Range schools and their consolidation efforts. But how did everyday Iron...
opinion / our view
April 8, 2015 - 9:55pm
April 7, 2015
St. Louis County wants its nickel back
St. Louis County Commissioners voted today to ask for the 5-cents-per-ton taconite tax back that state lawmakers took away in 2014. The board voted 4-2 to ask lawmakers to restore the lost nickel per ton of taconite shipped, which amounts to $1.68 million each year, nearly $17...
news / st louis county
April 7, 2015 - 7:12pm
April 6, 2015
Group: St. Louis River one of nation’s ‘most endangered’
The national environmental group American Rivers has named the St. Louis River in Northeastern Minnesota among the nation’s 10 most-endangered streams because of the threat of proposed copper-nickel mining. In its annual report on rivers facing troubles, the group says it is “shining...
news / politics
April 6, 2015 - 11:19pm
April 2, 2015
Local View: A single mining job pays a lifetime of dividends
I grew up one of six children here in northern Minnesota, and my father was employed with Reserve Mining in Silver Bay. Growing up in a mining town, I never really thought of mining as anything but a normal, regular industry; and quite possibly I took for granted that it would always...
opinion / local view
April 2, 2015 - 8:57pm
Our View: Do more, D.C., to stop steel dumping
Despite gut-wrenching evidence to the contrary — not the least of which are the coming layoffs of more than 1,100 Iron Range Steelworkers, their families’ lives and the Northland’s economy thrown into disarray — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan insisted Thursday that the White House...
opinion / our view
April 2, 2015 - 8:55pm
March 31, 2015
U.S. Steel to idle some production at Minntac, affecting hundreds of workers
The string of bad economic news on the Iron Range compounded Tuesday when U.S. Steel announced that it will dramatically slow production at its Minntac taconite facility in Mountain Iron starting June 1. Local union officials said the move will put 700 Steelworkers off the job, nearly...
news / iron range
March 31, 2015 - 9:16pm
March 27, 2015
Gogebic Taconite formally withdraws from northern Wisconsin mining project
Gogebic Taconite has formally notified the state Department of Natural Resources that the company is withdrawing from its controversial mining project in northern Wisconsin, the DNR said Friday. The company, which closed its office in Hurley last month, has sent a letter to the...
business / mining
March 27, 2015 - 8:43pm
Minnesota lawmakers meet with federal trade officials to discuss steel industry woes
Minnesota lawmakers met with top Obama administration officials Friday in Washington, trying to secure support to battle back against the influx of cheap foreign steel entering the U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, all Minnesota...
March 27, 2015 - 3:46pm
March 26, 2015
Leukemia victim 'wishes' against mining near BWCAW
After being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October, Joseph Goldstein got a visit from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the folks who try to bring some sunshine into the lives of kids with potentially fatal health issues. Joseph could have asked for just about anything...
March 26, 2015 - 10:03am
March 24, 2015
MPCA wants individual sulfate limits for wild-rice waters
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Tuesday said it will protect the state's wild rice from sulfate pollution by using a new, lake-by-lake, river-by-river approach rather than a statewide sulfate limit. In a long-awaited statement on the wild-rice sulfate standard, PCA officials...
March 24, 2015 - 6:57pm
March 21, 2015
Twin Ports shipping season set to start Monday
Two freighters are expected to leave the Twin Ports on Monday, marking the start of the 2015 shipping season in the Port of Duluth-Superior. The John G. Munson is set to move from its winter berth at Fraser Shipyards in Superior and pick up a load of taconite at the CN Duluth Dock...
March 21, 2015 - 4:03am
March 18, 2015
U.S. Steel leader's bonus irks Minnesota lawmakers
The president and CEO of U.S. Steel got a big bonus for 2014 for cutting costs and leading the steel giant to its most profitable year since 2008, but the extra money has some Minnesota lawmakers rankled as the company lays off hundreds of Iron Range steelworkers. Mario Longhi...
business / mining
March 18, 2015 - 9:38am
Bill would cut taconite plant electric rates
Northern Minnesota's taconite plants and paper mills need a break against global competition, some Iron Range lawmakers say, and that break could come from lower electric rates. Legislation is moving at the Capitol in St.
March 18, 2015 - 9:10am