More layoffs were announced Tuesday on northern Minnesota’s Iron Range, this time at Mesabi Nugget in Hoyt Lakes and Mining Resources in Chisholm. Their Fort Wayne, Indiana-based parent company, Steel Dynamics Inc., said in a statement that the operations are being idled effective immediately, meaning the loss of about 200 positions for at least two years.
Authorities say an outdoor wood stove apparently started a grass fire that destroyed a home and outbuildings in northeastern Minnesota.
Minnesota’s campaign finance watchdog says a Democratic senator’s new job heading a lobbying group doesn’t necessarily conflict with his role as a lawmaker. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said in a draft advisory opinion released Tuesday that Sen. David Tomassoni may face a conflict of interest on specific votes or actions.
A Minnesota State Senator says he doesn’t think his new job as the head of an Iron Range lobbying group conflicts with his role as a lawmaker.
Officials in northeastern Minnesota are celebrating the opening of a $28 million wastewater treatment plant. The Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District held a ribbon cutting and open house Wednesday to commemorate the new facility serving Chisholm, Buhl, Kinney and Great Scott Township.
A 39-year-old Chisholm, Minn. man was hospitalized after being stabbed early Saturday morning. The incident happened at a residence in Luna Lake, which is 20 miles north of Hibbing, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
A 29-year-old woman was hospitalized Monday in northern Minnesota after falling into a mine pit, officials say. Police in Chisholm, Minn., say officers responded to a report of a woman falling into a mine pit that afternoon.
Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who represented northeastern Minnesota for 36 years, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning. He was 79. A statement released by his family said Oberstar died in his sleep. A cause of death was not provided. His former chief of staff, Bill Richard, said Oberstar died at his home in Potomac, Maryland.
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Delta Air Lines wants a $5.9 million forgivable government loan to refurbish a call center in northern Minnesota that was mostly built with government money in the first place. Delta’s loan application says the call center in Chisholm employs 418 people. It says the renovation would add 107 more.
A 26-year-old Michigan man, formerly of Chisholm, pleaded guilty to defrauding customers of his custom car shop out of more than $1 million. Edwin Scott Verdung pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, and one count of transaction money laundering while working at Memory Lane Classics.
A St. Louis County prosecutor says no charges are warranted following an investigation into allegations of neglect at an assisted-living facility in Chisholm.
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating after a developmentally disabled man was found unresponsive in a urine-soaked chair at an assisted living facility.
Recently retired University of Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi is getting a hometown honor. The Iron Range town of Chisholm is renaming its high school football field after Maturi on Saturday.
The DNR announced Thursday that Eurasian watermilfoil is growing in McCormack Lake in St. Louis County.
An Allegiant Air plane had to return to Duluth and make an emergency landing after engine trouble.
A Chisholm man has been sentenced to 40 1/2 years in prison for killing one man and injuring two others in front of his ex-wife.
St. Louis County commissioners are expected to approve a land lease for a new, $50 million mining operation near Chisholm.
The Minnesota high school student accused of posting a hit list on Facebook has been expelled.
Chisholm, Minn. is a city that helped define the iron range. The homes and downtown have stood there for some time but it’s not the same as when iron ore was at a premium and the town was thriving. There is a constant that’s seen it all — and he’s still thriving on the basketball court.
Gov. Mark Dayton has confirmed to the Mesabi Daily News in Virginia, Minn., that Rep. Tony Sertich will be the new Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board commissioner.