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.
Cliffs To Temporarily Shut Down Second Mining PlantCliffs Natural Resources says it will temporarily shut down a second plant, Northshore Mining, in northeastern Minnesota.
Minn. Taconite Prospects Bright For 2014 And 2015 Prospects look bright for Minnesota's iron mining industry in 2014 and 2015 after a dip in production this year. State officials expect 2013 will end with production of about 38.9 million tons of taconite.
Minn. Regulators To Review Proposed Mine ExpansionMinnesota regulators will review the proposed expansion of a taconite mine after environmentalists warned of potential water pollution. Northshore Mining wants to expand its mine near Babbitt.