With the oil boom in North Dakota and demand for domestic oil growing, there’s a need for silica sand that’s used to drill for the oil.
Critics of a booming silica sand mining industry will ask lawmakers to hit the pause button Tuesday when the Minnesota Legislature holds its first-ever hearing on a subject that has so far been left up to local governments.
Caterpillar said on Monday that its 2013 profit could shrink if the world’s economy doesn’t pick up in the second half of the year, as mining companies and builders remain cautious about buying new gear.
The company planning an underground copper, nickel and precious metals mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota boosted its estimates Tuesday of the reserves the site holds.
About 625 people will be laid off when Cliffs Natural Resources idles a Michigan mine and cuts production at a Minnesota operation due to declining demand for iron ore, the company announced Monday.
On the day after Thanksgiving, kids will have a new way to explore Minnesota’s history.
Caterpillar says the global economy is weaker than previously thought, and it’s cutting its profit and revenue guidance for 2012.
Gov. Mark Dayton heads to Minnesota’s Iron Range Wednesday to focus on the mining industry as part of a statewide jobs tour.
It is a place known for captivating views and a comforting quiet. It’s a peace that, these days, many have set aside to take a stand on a subject that runs as deep as the potential riches themselves.
The company planning a copper-nickel mine near Ely has boosted its estimates of how much metal it’s sitting on.
Environmental groups are launching a campaign ahead of the summer vacation season against plans for copper, nickel and precious metals mining in northeastern Minnesota.
Research begins this spring into the effects of sulfates in water on Minnesota’s wild rice stands.
St. Louis County commissioners are expected to approve a land lease for a new, $50 million mining operation near Chisholm.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Dozens of members of a picturesque Minnesota community fought a proposal Monday night to bring a mine to their town. Windsor Permian, an oil and gas company out of Oklahoma, wants to […]
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