Iron Range

Senate Official Building Still Controversial As It Nears CompletionThe controversial new Minnesota Senate Office Building at the State Capitol is nearing completion. Republicans made the $90 million project an example of wasteful spending in the 2014 campaign.
1 Injured When Moose Collides With Car On Iron RangeOne person is injured and a moose is dead after the animal collided with a car on Minnesota's Iron Range. The crash happened early Saturday on Highway 169 in Keewatin.
US Steel To Idle Keetac Taconite Plant, Layoffs PossibleAnother 210 workers at the Keetac taconite plant could face layoffs as U.S. Steel plans another full idling of the facility.
Body Found In Exploded Home Identified As Missing ManAuthorities say a body found in the ruins of an exploded house on northern Minnesota's Iron Range is that of man who went missing hours earlier.
State Cuts Royalty Rates On Taconite Mined By US SteelU.S. Steel will temporarily pay less in royalties to Minnesota for the ore it extracts from the Iron Range.
Steel Dynamics Idles 2 Iron Range Operations, Cuts 200 Jobs 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.
House, Senate Move To Provide Help To Idled Taconite WorkersA measure that has won initial backing of Minnesota House and Senate lawmakers would ensure that Iron Range taconite workers are eligible for unemployment benefits when several plants are idled in coming months.
Welcome Precipitation: Snow In The North, T-Storms In The SouthIt may be spring in Minnesota, but Tuesday's weather was all over the map. We saw snow in the northern part of the state, but thunderstorms in parts of southern Minnesota.
Keewatin Taconite Plant To Be Idled, Affecting 412 WorkersThe operator of an Iron Range taconite plant in Keewatin announced Thursday it will temporarily halt operations in May to deal with a mismatch in inventory and demand, putting 412 jobs in doubt and fanning calls for regulatory changes at the state Capitol.
EPA Reaches Tentative Settlement With Mines Over Park HazeThe 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.
DFL Senator Clears One Conflict Hurdle In New JobMinnesota'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.
Good Question: How Did Minnesota Become The State Of Hockey?Hockey Day Minnesota is this Saturday. High school, college and pro teams will play outside throughout the day on a specially-made rink. It's a celebration of the state's official sport that an estimated 100,000 Minnesotans play.