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July 11, 2018
Workers in a bucket boom ready the beams for metal sheeting in the fine ore storage building at Mesabi Metallics (file / News Tribune)
DNR reinstates Chippewa Capital's mineral leases at Nashwauk site
July 11, 2018 - 1:57pm
November 2, 2017
Jeff "Buff" Swanson, one of 10 original ArcelorMittal Minorca employees still working at the facility, holds some of the taconite plant's iron ore pellets. Forty years after opening, the plant is slated to produce its 100 millionth ton of pellets. Lee Bloomquist / For the Mesabi Daily News
Minorca reaches a milestone
November 2, 2017 - 6:53pm
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
May 14, 2017
The Federal Yukon sits at anchor in Lake Superior near Duluth Tuesday afternoon. (Clint Austin /caustin@duluthnews.com)
Shipping season off to a strong start
May 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
May 1, 2017
Trucks haul iron ore at Hibbing Taconite, one of Cliffs Natural Resources' Minnesota mining operations. Cliffs is celebrating 170 years in business today by ringing the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange. 2009 News Tribune file
Celebrating 170 years, Cliffs rings bell on stock exchange
May 1, 2017 - 5:29pm
February 9, 2017
Crude taconite is transported by a hauler truck at Cliffs Natural Resources in Hibbing, Minn. (file photo / News Tribune)
Cliffs profits bounce back with iron ore demand
February 9, 2017 - 11:22am
January 13, 2017
Essar Global denies fraud allegations in lawsuit
January 13, 2017 - 4:26pm
December 10, 2016
Matthew Stock, CEO of SPL Advisors, which is trying to take over the Essar Steel Minnesota project in Nashwauk. John Myers / jmyers@duluthnews.com
Mesabi Metallics hopes to rise from wreckage of Essar Steel Minnesota
December 10, 2016 - 8:01pm
August 30, 2010
(File / News Tribune)
Taconite tailings hit the highway
August 30, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
This death certificate is from a taconite miner who died from mesothelioma. State health data shows that an unusually high number of Iron Range residents are dying from mesothelioma, a rare lung disease associated with exposure to asbestos. (2007 file / News Tribune)
Taconite worker health testing moving to Silver Bay
August 24, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
Iron Range startup plans second plant
June 8, 2010 - 5:21pm
May 11, 2010
Joe Scholar of Virginia is a former mine employee who has lung disease. He long advocated for studies about mesothelioma. (2009 file / News Tribune)play button
Range health study needs more active steelworkers
May 11, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Crews continue to battle Northland wildfires; dangerous conditions continue
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am
April 15, 2010
With two-and-a-half hour shows every Thursday night at the Brewhouse, the Boomchucks' Jamie Ness and Brad Nelson cover a wide variety of material. "We leave no stone unturned, I guess you could say," Ness joked. Submitted photo
The sound of Jamie Ness cleaning out his closet
April 15, 2010 - 2:43pm
March 4, 2010
Hibbing Taconite, owned by Cliffs Natural Resources
Sign of better times? Hibtac announces restart
March 4, 2010 - 12:00am
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