Dayton: Session On Steelworker Aid 'Imperative' Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday underscored his call for "imperative" action on a steelworker emergency assistance plan, pointing to the idling of another mining operation as evidence of a growing crisis in northern Minnesota needing attention in a special session.
Cliffs To Temporarily Shut Down Second Mining PlantCliffs Natural Resources says it will temporarily shut down a second plant, Northshore Mining, in northeastern Minnesota.
Cliffs Ready To Produce New Kind Of Iron PelletCliffs Natural Resources says it's ready to produce a new kind of iron ore pellet in Minnesota that could potentially open new markets.
Cliffs Cutting Iron Production, Affecting 625 JobsAbout 625 people will be laid off when Cliffs Natural Resources idles a Michigan mine and cuts production at a Minnesota operation due to declining demand for iron ore, the company announced Monday.
Steelworkers At 2 Iron Range Mines Could Go On StrikeSteelworkers at two taconite mines on the Iron Range are getting ready to strike Wednesday morning.