Cliffs Natural Resources says it’s ready to produce a new kind of iron ore pellet in Minnesota that could potentially open new markets.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton heads to Minnesota’s Iron Range Wednesday to focus on the mining industry as part of a statewide jobs tour.
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.
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.
Steelworkers at two taconite mines on the Iron Range are getting ready to strike Wednesday morning.
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.
A Gaylord area man is gaining some notoriety for driving an off-road-rigged Jeep using only hand controls.
A 26-year veteran lawmaker known for his impassioned speeches and irreverent, borderline uncouth remarks is retiring from the Minnesota House.
Four men and one woman were indicted recently in Minneapolis Federal Court in connection with case involving the distribution of methamphetamine in northern Minnesota.
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.
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.
Angry Iron Range landowners protested Wednesday a move by the state to lease mineral rights to mining companies on their privately owned land.
Iron Range lawmakers want the DNR and Minnesota attorney general to sue the U.S. Forest Service over its management of a fire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Iron Range’s top maids will get a chance to “fold for the gold” when they compete in the upcoming Housekeeping Olympics.