The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a tentative settlement with four iron mines in Minnesota and Michigan that’s aimed at reducing haze over pristine areas including Voyageurs and Isle Royale national parks and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Cliffs Natural Resources says members of the United Steelworkers of America have approved a contract that negotiators agreed to last month.
Steelworkers at two taconite mines on the Iron Range are getting ready to strike Wednesday morning.
Hibbing Taconite Co. has agreed to pay a more than $15,000 penalty for air-quality violations at its taconite-production facility. The company will also return the facility to compliance.