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History Center’s ‘Then Now Wow’ Exhibit Opens Friday

On the day after Thanksgiving, kids will have a new way to explore Minnesota’s history.

11/19/2012

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Caterpillar Sees Weak Economy As It Cuts Outlook

Caterpillar says the global economy is weaker than previously thought, and it’s cutting its profit and revenue guidance for 2012.

10/22/2012

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Dayton Focuses On Mining With Visit To Iron Range

Gov. Mark Dayton heads to Minnesota’s Iron Range Wednesday to focus on the mining industry as part of a statewide jobs tour.

10/03/2012

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Battle For Underground Minerals Brews Among Homeowners

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.

07/26/2012

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Projections Boosted For Copper Mine Near Ely

The company planning a copper-nickel mine near Ely has boosted its estimates of how much metal it’s sitting on.

06/13/2012

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Environmentalists Launch Campaign Against Mining

Environmental groups are launching a campaign ahead of the summer vacation season against plans for copper, nickel and precious metals mining in northeastern Minnesota.

05/23/2012

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Wild Rice And Sulfates Study Begins This Spring

Research begins this spring into the effects of sulfates in water on Minnesota’s wild rice stands.

04/16/2012

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Approval Expected For Leasing To Mining Company

St. Louis County commissioners are expected to approve a land lease for a new, $50 million mining operation near Chisholm.

11/01/2011

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Iron Range Death Toll From Rare Lung Cancer Rises

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.

10/18/2011

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Minn. Community Fights Company To Preserve Landscape

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 […]

07/11/2011

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SE Minn. Could Become Hotbed For ‘Frac Sand’

Under the forested bluffs of southeastern Minnesota lies an increasingly sought-after resource prized by the energy industry that’s attracting interest to the state from an increasing number of companies, which isn’t sitting well with some residents.

04/22/2011

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IRRRB To Vote On $4M Loan For PolyMet Mine Land

The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board has voted to lend $4 million to PolyMet Mining Corp., which plans to develop a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

04/15/2011

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In Minn., Copper Mining Runs Afoul Of Wild Rice

Wild rice is sacred to the Ojibwe of Minnesota, but that may not be enough to protect it from the promise of jobs that a new copper-nickel mining industry would bring to the state.

04/15/2011

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Environmental Groups Object To Iron Range Loan

Five Minnesota conservation groups are suing an economic-development agency in Eveleth over its $4 million loan to a mining company.

01/17/2011

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Minnesota Taconite Production Doubles In 2010

It was a good year for taconite mining on northern Minnesota’s Iron Range.

01/03/2011

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