Bakk: Food Shelves In Iron Range Need HelpSenate Majority Leader Tom Bakk is helping raise money for food shelves on the reeling Iron Range.
Magnetation Warns Of Layoffs At Bovey PlantAnother batch of worrisome taconite industry news is hitting Minnesota's Iron Range.
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.
MDH Might Launch PolyMet Health Impact StudyMinnesota's Department of Health is weighing a request to do a public health impact analysis on the proposed copper-nickel PolyMet Mining Corp. project on the Iron Range. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he intends to meet with the agency commissioner this week to determine next steps, including parameters for a potential study.
Dayton Tours Mich. Mine In Lead Up To PolyMet DecisionBefore making a decision on a new Iron Range mine, Gov. Mark Dayton is seeing the best and worst of other operations. PolyMet wants to open the state's first copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Gov. Dayton Begins Mine Tours Ahead Of PolyMet DecisionGov. Mark Dayton kicked off visits to mining operations in other states Tuesday as he prepares to make a major mining decision in Minnesota. The state is considering whether to allow a mining company to open Minnesota's first copper-nickel operation. And it is a decision that is sparking controversy.
Dayton Talks About Mine Tour Ahead Of PolyMet DecisionSometime next year, Gov. Mark Dayton expects to face a major decision about whether a new copper and nickel mining project gets the ultimate go-ahead. The PolyMet Mining Corp. venture in northeastern Minnesota has been years in the planning and already has caused a rift within Dayton's Democratic Party.
Dayton To Tour Mines In Michigan, S. DakotaMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has planned trips to mines in South Dakota and Michigan as his administration prepares for a major decision on whether to advance copper and nickel mining on the Iron Range. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the governor will tour the Gilt Edge mine in western South Dakota on Oct. 27 and Eagle Mine in northern Michigan on Oct. 30. Dayton's administration is evaluating environmental issues surrounding the proposed PolyMet mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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.