Cliffs Celebrates $100M Upgrade To Minnesota Iron Ore PlantCleveland-Cliffs has spent more than $100 million to upgrade its giant plant in Silver Bay to produce a purer form of iron ore pellets and ensure the long-term viability of its Northshore Mining operation in northeastern Minnesota.
Layoffs Set For Jan. 18 At Magnetation In Iron RangeIron ore producer Magnetation has a target date for layoffs on the Iron Range. The company said in a statement Wednesday night it will idle the plant in Bovey beginning Jan. 18.
40 Years Ago Tuesday: Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks On SuperiorThe Great Lakes have claimed thousands of ships since European explorers began navigating the waters in the 1600s, but few have captured the public's imagination as has the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on Nov. 10, 1975, in Lake Superior.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Fall Colors In MinnesotaJust as Mother Nature slowly steals our daylight, she gifts us with the crispness of fall and a colorful treetop palate. Many would argue that the natural beauty that surrounds the Cuyuna Trail System, voted Best of Minnesota, is unsurpassed by any in the state.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Bike Trail: Cuyuna LakesWhat's Minnesota's best bike trail? WCCO viewers voted and the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike and State Trail, located near Brainerd, came out on top. "When you're on the mountain bike trails and you come around a corner on one of those trails and there's this mine lake down below -- crystal clear blue that looks like the Caribbean -- I mean it's so spectacular," Jenny Smith said.
Taconite Tax Will Help Pay For Iron Range Schools A Minnesota taconite iron ore tax increase will be used to rebuild and retool Iron Range schools. The 10 cent-a-ton tax increase was included in the state Legislature's final omnibus tax bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday.
Solar Power Bills Headed For Conference CommitteeTwo versions of a bill mandating solar energy for big utilities are heading for a conference committee where compromise legislation should emerge in the final week of Minnesota's legislative session. The Senate version requires large utility companies to generate 1 percent of power from the sun by 2025.
Minn. Company Picks Indiana For Iron Pellet PlantA Minnesota company has selected a northern Indiana site for an iron ore pellet plant costing up to $350 million to build.