The 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.
The Keewatin Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a 43-year-old woman who hasn’t been seen since Saturday. Authorities say Bridgid Novotny Miller of Keewatin left her residence on Saturday, Jan. 3, and was last seen at about 2 p.m. that day at the 7th Street trail head walking west toward Nashwauk.
United States Steel Corp. has moved a major step closer to proceeding with a $300 million expansion of its taconite operation in Keewatin.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has approved an air pollution permit for an expansion at U.S. Steel’s taconite plant in Keewatin.
An Iron Range company has secured a $400 million, seven-year deal to provide iron ore concentrate to a Mexican steel producer.