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August 26, 2016 RSS feed / Mining Features

FINALLY, I TOURED A TACONITE PLANT

HIBBING – I’m embarrassed to admit that despite being a fourth-generation Iron Ranger, I’d never been in a taconite processing plant until a couple weeks ago. More...

Women of Steel member receives exclusive Jefferson Award

VIRGINIA – Tammy Renzaglia, member of Local 6115 Women of Steel Committee, was recently awarded the District 11 Jefferson Award. More...

Vermillion Gold, a multi-target exploration program

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA – While the Mesabi Iron Range has been touted as the largest iron-ore producing region in North America, exploration from the Iron Range to as far north as the Canadian international border, and beyond, has proven that th More...

Minerals and metals provide raw materials, can strengthen U.S. economy

As conversations around jobs and growth play a pivotal role in the upcoming presidential election, it’s worth considering the impact that minerals have in supporting the economy. More...

Cliffs redeeming senior notes

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is redeeming the entirety of its outstanding senior notes due in January 2018. The aggregate principal amount outstanding of the notes is approximately $284 million. More...

Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory relies on U.S. minerals

Access to minerals is a top priority for Tesla Motors as they construct the company’s “Gigafactory” in Nevada. When Tesla announced the development of a $5 billion Gigafactory in 2014, it was expected to open in 2020. More...

Sen. Franken calls U-Tac's "Project Mustang" great news for Iron Range workers and communities

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said that the Aug. More...

U.S. Steel’s performance improves, but losses continue

U.S. Steel Corp. reported a second quarter loss of $46 million in July, a significant improvement over its year-ago loss of $261 million. Net sales of $2.6 billion declined from $2.9 billion during the same 2015 period. More...

Joy Global announces agreement to be acquired by Komatsu in $3.7 billion

Joy Global Inc., a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, announced in July that its Board of Directors unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., will acquire More...

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Pets

BBB offers tips on buying a puppy

What’s not to love about puppies? They are playful, affectionate and cute. The fact that puppies are so cute is also the reason people sometimes buy them on short notice or on a whim. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Bird Berries

Thinking about adding to your landscape? Consider trees and shrubs with berries for the birds. Mock orange, rugosa rose, hawthorn, chokeberry, serviceberry and honeysuckle are great bird attractants. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator secret: Creating a room that is “off balance.” If you put all the large heavy pieces on one side of the room and the smaller pieces on the other side, the room feels off balance. How To: More...

Health

Juggling treatments for multiple chronic conditions; you’re not getting older, you’re getting better

Q: I’ve had asthma for 25 years, and now, at age 58, I have been diagnosed with diabetes. I’m overwhelmed with all the meds and procedures I need. How do I keep things straight? -- Jeri H., Salem, Oregon More...

The drawbacks to labeling

Today, in our society, we label just about everything. Our food has labels, our clothes have labels and sometimes even the labels have labels. As a culture we like to identify things through labels, names, icons, emblems, badges, colors and flavors. More...

Business

Eveleth-Gilbert Schools welcome new principals, Angie Williams and Todd Griepentrog

EVELETH/GILBERT – The Eveleth-Gilbert School District is pleased to announce the addition of two new administrators, Angie Williams and Todd Griepentrog. More...

Nolan brings down the hammer on illegal foreign steel dumping

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan this week announced the dramatic results of his work against illegal foreign steel dumping. More...

Fairview recognized nationally for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation

HIBBING – Fairview Range Medical Center (FRMC) in Hibbing was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 305

Wedding (with tips), state fair, class reunion: Oh, my

Greetings and Sallytations! I have a big few weeks on tap for social gatherings: 1. Godchild’s wedding; 2. State Fair; 3. 40th Class reunion. More...

All aboard! Northshore’s Babbitt to Silver Bay train

BABBITT/SILVER BAY – All aboard! I took a ride on the Northshore Mining train from Babbitt to Silver Bay – and back. What a day! More...

Hull Rust Mine View: Grand Canyon (of the North) vistas await

HIBBING – I’m writing this article on deadline. It’s Thursday, Aug. 25, and the paper goes to press this afternoon. In last week’s edition we focused on the National Park Service Centennial – which is actually today. More...

PolyMet Mining submits NorthMet air permit application to MPCA

PolyMet Mining, Inc. submitted an air permit application on August 24, to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for its proposed NorthMet project in northeastern Minnesota. The application can be found at www.pca.state. More...

New contract includes childcare reimbursement program

VIRGINIA – The new USW/ ArcelorMittal Basic Labor Agreement includes a new childcare benefit. More...

Twin Metals federal mineral lease renewals

Mining proponents were blind-sided this spring when Gov. Mark Dayton ordered the MN Dept. More...

PolyMet requests 401 certification from the MPCA

PolyMet Mining, Inc. submitted a 401 certification request to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for its proposed NorthMet project in northeastern Minnesota, on August 2. More...

NRRI research aims at making mining industry more competitive

The recent downturn in demand for steel, which has negatively impacted iron mining, has brought with it a renewed call for diversification of Minnesota’s Iron Range economy. More...

PolyMet submits water-related permit applications to the state

PolyMet Mining Corp. announced in July that it has submitted applications for water-related permits required to construct and operate its NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project located in northeastern Minnesota. More...

Minnesota DNR posts new mineral exploration documents online

The Polaris Joint Venture (PJV) was a large-scale five year-long exploration campaign that targeted high-grade copperzinc prospects in the greenstone belts of northern Minnesota during the early 1980s. Ernest K. More...

PolyMet project update at shareholders’ meeting

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Obituaries

Martin A. Hudson - 2016-08-26
Darlene R. Pecha - 2016-08-26
Glenn LeRoy Rupp - 2016-08-19
Arnold William Santi - 2016-08-19
Ernest Arthur Lamppa - 2016-08-19
Virginia H. Nelson - 2016-08-19
Sharon Carole Eisner - 2016-08-19
Kauko Ahti Latola - 2016-08-19
Erdine Carol Wallner - 2016-08-19
Elvin M. Nordlinder - 2016-08-12
Paul A. Forseth - 2016-08-12
Jane Gayle Roberts - 2016-08-12

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Features

Rio & Tall ships—and memories of the trip of a life-time

Rio’s back to pre-Olympic normal. The Tall Ships have sailed out of Duluth. And both have stirred up memories joined in the long-ago trip of a life-time… ending about as far away from Buhl, MN, as you can get without a spacecraft. More...

MN State Fair is a place to find and save money

Minnesotans know they can expect to spend money at the State Fair, whether it’s to enjoy thrill rides on the midway or buy the latest food on a stick. More...

I lost two friends to suicide; let’s raise awareness

I can still remember the phone call I got early morning on February 23, 2012. Hey did you hear about Garett? I said Garett who? Knowing deep down I knew which Garett, as you just get that bad feeling. Garett committed suicide! More...

Range History

IN WEEK THIS HISTORY RANGE

The red iron ore mines of Mt. Iron, 1892- 1964

Brunt – Hanna – Iroquois – Mill – Mott – Mountain Iron – Pilot – Pilot Annex – Prindle – Snively – Wacootah – Wheeling. Twelve in all, located within the corporate city limits of Mt. More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Changes and milestones

Welcome to my 400th health column! Here’s to another milestone in my Hometown Focus writing experience. That means the next main focus will be another 100 more. But for the meantime just making it to the next one is a feat in itself. More...

Hometown Recipes

Pasties – a mining meal tradition

I have made over a couple of thousand pasties in my life. It may sound impressive but the truth of the matter is that I made them, with the help of many other volunteers, to sell for class fundraisers for my boys when they were in high school. More...

Focus On Veterans

Rampage at the Ridge draws huge crowd to support local veteran services

BIWABIK – United Way of Northeastern Minnesota held their 3rd Annual Rampage at the Ridge event this past weekend and couldn’t have asked for better results. More...

Minnesota State Fair

Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair is Tuesday, Aug. More...

3rd Annual Rampage at the Ridge

Supporting the United for Veterans initiative
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Senior Q. and A.

Ask about an affordable medical payment plan

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The Natural Traveler: Grand Rapids Farmers Market and kayaking the Mississippi

GRAND RAPIDS – In past few days, I have attended the Grand Rapids Farmers Market and have done some kayaking! I had a lot of fun at both activities. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A recent job-related move proves far more successful than you could have imagined. Look for continued beneficial fallout. Even your critics have something nice to say. More...

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