Essar Steel Agrees To Loan Payback Plan, Dayton SaysEssar Steel Minnesota has agreed to repay the state loans tied to its taconite plant project on Minnesota's Iron Range after the company was given a deadline to accept a repayment timeline, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday.
Keewatin Taconite Plant To Be Idled, Affecting 412 WorkersThe 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.
Northshore Mining To Pay Over $240K For PollutionNorthshore Mining Co. has agreed to pay a penalty of over $240,000 for air-quality violations at its taconite plant in Silver Bay.
Fire At United Taconite Forces EvacuationNo injuries are reported after fire forced an evacuation at a taconite plant on northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range.