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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
March 13, 2015
Kennecott plans more mining exploration in Aitkin County
Kennecott Exploration Company is expanding its search for copper in the Tamarack area of Aitkin County.
business / mining
March 13, 2015 - 3:54pm
Magnetation moves toward mining at old Buckeye Pit
Magnetation is seeking state permission to pump water out of the old Canisteo mine pit complex near Bovey and Coleraine in advance of mining in the pit. The company wants to bring the water down enough to expose the Buckeye Pit on the west end of the huge open-pit iron ore mine. Grand...
March 13, 2015 - 2:45pm
March 12, 2015
U.S. Steel will idle its Keetac operations starting in May
U.S. Steel announced Thursday that it will idle its Keetac taconite iron ore operations starting May 13, another victim of the huge glut of global iron ore and steel that’s far outpacing demand. The company said up to 412 workers at the facility will be affected and that they...
news / iron range
March 12, 2015 - 4:09pm
March 11, 2015
Researchers say proposed copper mine poses risks to BWCAW
An underground copper mine proposed near Ely could have consequences for both the waters and woods in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, two researchers said Wednesday. The scientists, commissioned to study impacts of the proposed Twin Metals mine by Northeastern Minnesotans...
news / iron range
March 11, 2015 - 10:49pm
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