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Tailings spill into Beaver River Observations and assessments of the Beaver River by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) were expected to continue for several days to determine damage done to wildlife as a result of a taconite tailings spil...

Tailings spill into Beaver River
Observations and assessments of the Beaver River by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) were expected to continue for several days to determine damage done to wildlife as a result of a taconite tailings spill near Beaver Bay.
That information will be used by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to determine the extent of cleanup and containment that will be needed.
On Tuesday, the DNR's Steve Persons said the damage appears to be less than what they expected.
"But it's very early yet," he said.
Dave Gardner, a spokesman for Northshore Mining in Silver Bay, said about 14,000 tons of tailings were spilled out Sunday when a 24-inch diameter pipe burst. The pipe is one of two used to carry the tailings from the plant to Milepost 7, a storage and disposal area for the waste material.
-- Lake County News-Chronicle
Younkers holds sale for Goodwill
It's time to gather used, cold-weather items for the third Younkers Goodwill Sale that runs through Monday. Younkers' customers are encouraged to collect coats, sweaters, blankets, comforters and other cold-weather items for donation to the Duluth Goodwill. In recognition of their contributions, donors will receive a $5 Younkers certificate for each item they deliver to their local Younkers store. Younkers certificates are good toward any sale or regular-priced $25 purchase and may be redeemed through Oct. 30.
Douglas M. Werber, executive director of the Duluth Goodwill, hopes for a turnout that rivals the success of past sales. Werber said, "The donated material we receive from shoppers provides work for our trainees. Partnering with Younkers in this way helps us achieve our mission of providing vocational training and employment for people with disabilities."
Corrections local stages picket
VIRGINIA -- Probation officers, parole and corrections agents and other Arrowhead Regional Corrections employees belonging to AFSCME Local 66 staged an informational picket on the Virginia Courthouse grounds Wednesday, part of a series of actions at regional work sites drawing attention to mediated talks.
-- Mesabi Daily News

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