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Skeletal Remains Found In Iron Range ID’d, Cause Of Death Still Unknown

The St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the skeletal remains of a 56-year-old man whose body was found on the Iron Range in early May.

06/07/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Driving Off-Road In The Iron Range

If you’re looking to blow off a little steam, it helps to let out a little air.
Pressing on the valve stem of his Jeep’s tires, Lynn McCann says that letting out pressure help’s his Jeep gain traction.

06/04/2013

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Cliffs Ready To Produce New Kind Of Iron Pellet

Cliffs Natural Resources says it’s ready to produce a new kind of iron ore pellet in Minnesota that could potentially open new markets.

04/26/2013

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Findings Mixed In Iron Range Lung Cancer Study

University of Minnesota researchers say taconite workers face an increased risk of a rare form of lung cancer, and it’s higher the longer they’re on the job. But they can’t say for certain if dust from the state’s iron mining and processing operations causes it.

04/12/2013

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Dayton Focuses On Mining With Visit To Iron Range

Gov. Mark Dayton heads to Minnesota’s Iron Range Wednesday to focus on the mining industry as part of a statewide jobs tour.

10/03/2012

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Nolan Backed By Steelworkers Union In Minn.’s 8th

Democrat Rick Nolan has won the backing of the steelworkers union on the Iron Range as he tries to unseat Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack in northeastern Minnesota.

09/26/2012

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Minn., Mich. Miners Await Word On Contract Talks

Five taconite mines on Minnesota’s Iron Range and two in Michigan could shut down at midnight Friday if the plants’ owners and the United Steelworkers union don’t agree on new contracts.

08/30/2012

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Steelworkers At 2 Iron Range Mines Could Go On Strike

Steelworkers at two taconite mines on the Iron Range are getting ready to strike Wednesday morning.

08/29/2012

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Wander Minnesota: Iron Range Wrap-Up

Over several posts, I’ve highlighted some of the fun things to do and beautiful things to see on the Iron Range. You can visit the Minnesota Discovery Center, take a tour at Hill Annex Mine View State Park, check out the Greyhound Bus Museum, learn about Finnish homesteaders, and stay at the beautiful Giant’s Ridge Resort near Biwabik.

07/18/2012

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Hand-Controlled Jeep: A MN Man’s Ultimate Power Wheelchair

A Gaylord area man is gaining some notoriety for driving an off-road-rigged Jeep using only hand controls.

05/16/2012

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Colorful State Rep. Rukavina To Leave Minn. House

A 26-year veteran lawmaker known for his impassioned speeches and irreverent, borderline uncouth remarks is retiring from the Minnesota House.

05/11/2012

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5 Indicted Northern Minn. Methamphetamine Case

Four men and one woman were indicted recently in Minneapolis Federal Court in connection with case involving the distribution of methamphetamine in northern Minnesota.

02/21/2012

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Iron Range Death Toll From Rare Lung Cancer Rises

The number of Iron Rangers known to have died from a rare form of lung cancer has risen to 82, up from the 63 reported by state health officials last year.

10/18/2011

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Next Big Thing Looms On Minn. Iron Range

On a warm fall day, in a clearing cut into the evergreen and birch forest, a drill rig roars as it bores deep into northeastern Minnesota bedrock.

10/16/2011

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Iron Range Landowners Protest Mineral Right Leasing

Angry Iron Range landowners protested Wednesday a move by the state to lease mineral rights to mining companies on their privately owned land.

10/05/2011

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