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April 20, 2018
Cleveland-Cliffs earnings beat estimates
April 20, 2018 - 8:15pm
April 18, 2018
Tom Clarke, who is leading efforts to restart the former Essar Steel Minnesota project as Mesabi Metallics, talks about the project in what will be the plant’s pelletizing building near Nashwauk last month. (News Tribune file photo)
Legal battle continues between Cliffs, Clarke
April 18, 2018 - 1:07pm
April 15, 2018
Illustration by Gary Meader / News Tribune
Minnesota full of winners and losers in brewing trade war
April 15, 2018 - 6:45pm
April 4, 2018
Reader's View: Profits put ahead of health with sulfate standard
April 4, 2018 - 7:46pm
April 2, 2018
Clouds of steam rising from the Northshore Mining Company in Silver Bay. (News Tribune file photo)
Cliffs ready to break ground on iron plant
April 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
No injuries in Mountain Iron train derailment
April 2, 2018 - 2:34pm
March 28, 2018
Wild rice harvested on Perch Lake on the Fond du Lac Reservation gleams in the sunlight. (News Tribune file photo)
MPCA challenges judge's ruling on sulfate limit
March 28, 2018 - 5:56pm
PolyMet says proposed mine will cost nearly $1 billion
March 28, 2018 - 9:15am
March 22, 2018
The giant spending bill expected to pass Congress by Saturday includes $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has helped pay for cleanup and habitat restoration, including this 2014 project to remove tons of century-old lumber mill waste from Radio Tower Bay in the St. Louis River estuary. News Tribune file photo
Federal spending bill restores Great Lakes, EPA funding
March 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
March 16, 2018
Feds say no to permit for Michigan mine
March 16, 2018 - 8:29pm
March 8, 2018
A giant mining drill was moved into place this week on the site of the Mesabi Metallics project in Nashwauk. Company owner Tom Clarke this week purchased 1,040 acres of land and rights to half the taconite iron ore below at the project site. Clarke said mining will begin immediately. Photo courtesy Mesabi Metallics
Chippewa Capital Partners buys land, half of Nashwauk ore
March 8, 2018 - 9:08pm
March 7, 2018
U.S. Steel will fire up Granite City Works mill
March 7, 2018 - 4:11pm
March 6, 2018
Al Hodnik looks at a 1957 Pontiac Chieftain that Erie Mining Co. used as a HyRail Car and is now on display at the Depot. Hodnik was one of the people attending Tuesday’s unveiling of a traveling exhibit on the history of Erie Mining Co., part of a multi-phase project. Hodnik was mayor of Aurora, near Erie’s mine and plant, from 1988 to 1998. “Erie Mining was not an abstraction but a complete way of life,” he said. “How blessed we were to have it.” Steve Kuchera /
New Depot exhibit showcases story, legacy of Erie Mining Co.
March 6, 2018 - 7:09pm
March 3, 2018
Reader's View: Mine metals we all need in own backyard
March 3, 2018 - 5:02pm
President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders from the steel and aluminum industries Thursday at the White House in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)
Reaction to Trump's steel tariffs blurs party lines in Minnesota, Wisconsin
March 3, 2018 - 9:21am