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May 15, 2018
A mound of shattered taconite iron ore from an earlier blast in Mesabi Metallics' mine in Nashwauk. (News Tribune file photo)
Federal judge hears Nashwauk mineral lease arguments
May 15, 2018 - 9:12pm
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
February 1, 2018
ERP ships first iron ore
February 1, 2018 - 11:12pm
December 28, 2017
A worker uses a backhoe to bury a ground grid at the fine ore storage facility at Mesabi Metallics near Nashwauk recently. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Dayton: Mesabi Metallics progress is a 'very important step'
December 28, 2017 - 8:29pm
September 30, 2017
A road at the Essar Steel site leads to the pellet plant. (2015 file / News Tribune)
Dayton pledges continued state support for Chippewa's efforts to revive Essar site
September 30, 2017 - 7:21pm
September 8, 2017
View of Essar Steel's rock separator (at left) and the tailings pumphouse and concentrator (right) under construction near Nashwauk. (2015 file / News Tribune)
Chippewa files antitrust suit against Cleveland Cliffs
September 8, 2017 - 2:06pm
August 31, 2017
Welders at what was then the Essar Steel Minnesota site work in October 2015 on a large piece of ductwork that was to be used in the taconite plant's furnace. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Chippewa lawyers tell federal judge another company is trying to sabotage restart of Essar Steel Minnesota
August 31, 2017 - 12:11pm
July 5, 2017
The concentrator facility at the Essar Steel taconite plant in 2015.  (file / News Tribune)
As Chippewa takes over, Mesabi Metallics has layoffs
July 5, 2017 - 5:09pm
June 19, 2017
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 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 / bjohnson@duluthnews.com
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 / rking@duluthnews.com
Essar Steel Minnesota bankruptcy resolved
June 13, 2017 - 6:16pm
The induration furnace, used to bake taconite pellets, is seen in October 2015 at the Essar Steel site near Nashwauk. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Update: Judge approves Essar bankruptcy settlement
June 13, 2017 - 10:54am
May 19, 2017
View of Essar Steel's rock separator (at left) and the tailings pumphouse and concentrator (right) under construction near Nashwauk. (2015 file / News Tribune)
Essar Minnesota bankruptcy decision delayed until June
May 19, 2017 - 3:47pm
April 26, 2017
A road at the Essar Steel site leads to the pellet plant. (file / News Tribune)
Chippewa wins bid to rescue Essar
April 26, 2017 - 3:08pm
April 25, 2017
View of the rock separator (at left) and the tailings pumphouse and concentrator (right) at the former Essar project near Nashwauk, pictured before construction ceased in 2015. (file / News Tribune)
New bid joins former Essar, Magnetation operations
April 25, 2017 - 5:57pm