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June 22, 2017
Local View: Minnesotans could be left holding the bag after mining
June 22, 2017 - 12:30am
June 19, 2017
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn) speaks at a Monday news conference in Mountain Iron as representatives Rick Nolan (D-Minn) (front row, from left), Bruce Westerman (R-Ark) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz) listen. Nolan guided the Republican lawmakers on a tour of Northeastern Minnesota mining sites — both operating and proposed — hoping to gain their support to overturn a mining moratorium near the Boundary Waters. Steve Kuchera /
Nolan leads Republican lawmakers on mining tour
June 19, 2017 - 5:53pm
A road at the former Essar Steel Minnesota site leads to the pellet plant. (file / News Tribune)
Minnesota Executive Council approves leases for Chippewa
June 19, 2017 - 4:52pm
June 18, 2017
The Memo: What to know in business this week for June 19
June 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
June 15, 2017
Cliffs Natural Resources CEO Lourenco Goncalves talks to reporters in April following a company luncheon at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. Brooks Johnson /
After failed bid for Essar site, Cliffs picks Ohio for new plant
June 15, 2017 - 12:51pm
June 13, 2017
Ironworkers are dwarfed by the scale of the storage barn going up on the Essar Steel taconite plant near Nashwauk in October 2015. Bob King /
Essar Steel Minnesota bankruptcy resolved
June 13, 2017 - 6:16pm
Mining exploration spreading across northern Minnesota
June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
The induration furnace, used to bake taconite pellets, is seen in October 2015 at the Essar Steel site near Nashwauk. Bob King /
Update: Judge approves Essar bankruptcy settlement
June 13, 2017 - 10:54am
June 9, 2017
Two more hearings set over proposed copper mine near Ely
June 9, 2017 - 4:58pm
June 8, 2017
The concentration building on the Mesabi Nugget site. (2009 file / News Tribune)
Shuttered Mesabi Nugget pays pollution fine
June 8, 2017 - 6:14pm
June 6, 2017
In this photo from 2010, a worker holds a core sample showing a polymetallic deposit from the Twin Metals exploration area east of the Kawishiwi River in northern Lake County. (2010 file / News Tribune)
Justice Department wants Twin Metals' lawsuit dropped
June 6, 2017 - 3:53pm
June 1, 2017
Judge blocks Montana mine over environmental concerns
June 1, 2017 - 7:51pm
May 31, 2017
Jeff Kayfes controls the equipment that unloads rail cars carrying fluxstone to United Taconite. The building is new, part of Cliffs Natural Resources' new Mustang pellets project. Steve Kuchera /
New pellet, new life for United Taconite
May 31, 2017 - 9:24am
May 28, 2017
Three-inch diameter steel balls are air-cooled as they're conveyed through the grinding ball plant. The balls glow orange at a temperature of 1,700 degrees. Bob King /
Grinding away: Gerdau steel ball plant at peak capacity 40 years on
May 28, 2017 - 8:30pm
May 25, 2017
The hoist framework over mine shaft #8 at Soudan Underground Mine State Park. (file / News Tribune)
Soudan Mine tours resume
May 25, 2017 - 8:26pm