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January 8, 2019
Part of U.S. Steel's Minntac facility. (2015 file / News Tribune)
Fond du Lac Band challenges Minntac permit
January 8, 2019 - 5:21pm
November 30, 2018
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Friday said it has issued a new pollution discharge permit for U.S. Steel's Minntac taconite plant in Mountain  Iron, the first one since 1987. (file / News Tribune)
State agency issues first Minntac discharge permit since 1987
November 30, 2018 - 5:54pm
November 2, 2018
Joe Radionovich (left) and Pete Stauber
Trump, Obama and the Iron Range. Which party gets it right?
November 2, 2018 - 11:23am
July 22, 2018
Iron Range cities diversify business as unemployment plunges
July 22, 2018 - 8:02pm
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 /
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 /
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