February 24, 2017 RSS feed / Mining Features

Laurentian Chamber to present Business of the Year awards Cliffs recognized for their economic impact, contributions and charitable giving

VIRGINIA – The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner on Friday, Feb. 24, at Giants Ridge Resort in Biwabik.  More...

Back to work: Keetac restart stokes optimism

Most employees return after 19-month layoff; a few have moved on

KEEWATIN – Employees of the idled Keetac Plant received a late Christmas present when it was announced on Dec. 29 of last year that U.S. Steel Corp. would begin calling back workers in January.  More...

Can you imagine a life without iron? Iron mining supports us all

DULUTH – Iron Range residents know how iron mining impacts their daily lives and communities. They see it every day. More...

Never give up: Hope for the Iron Range

IRON RANGE – I’m so proud of being an Iron Ranger and I’m even prouder when I think about the role that Minnesota’s Iron Range has played in the development of the U.S. More...

Minnesota’s School Trust Lands: Funding that is all about the kids

EDITOR’S NOTE: We solicited this Mining Edition piece about Minnesota’s School Trust Lands because of ties to mining in northeastern Minnesota. – Jean Cole, HTF editor (retired)   More...

NRRI's Mining Innovation Initiative received $2.6M from the state legislature

With $2.6 million from the Minnesota legislature in 2016, NRRI is moving forward with its Mining Innovation Initiative. More...

Mining supporters get organized: Fight for Mining Minnesota (F2M2) is born

EDITOR’S NOTE: The recent proposal by the U.S.D.A. and the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw over 200,000 acres of Superior National Forest from future mining exploration has mining supporters in Minnesota on high alert. More...

KGM Contractors, Inc. demonstrates commitment to the mining industry

ANGORA - KGM is a second generation, highway heavy construction contracting business. It was first established in the 1960s when Forrest Abramson, and his wife Carol, began a contracting business to haul pulp from logging operations. More...

Conservationists With Common Sense

Advocating for multiple use of public lands and waters, with environmental care

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a grassroots organization focused on multi-use recreation of public lands and waters, Conservationists with Common Sense has closely followed issues related to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and other public and pri More...

Itasca County: Lore, pine, ores and plenty of mining history too

ITASCA COUNTY – There has long been a question for those who live in Itasca County. More...

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Pets

German shepherd dog “Rumor” wins Westminster Best in Show

The German shepherd dog “Rumor” of Edgerton, WI, won Best in Show and the Herding Group at the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City on February 13-14, 2017. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Feed the bees; they’re our pollinators

Bees are the best friends a flowering garden can have. The bee populations have been drastically reduced due to pesticides, mono-cropping, loss of habitat, climate change and spikes in fatal diseases. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret:  Mixing and matching fabrics  How To:   You can mix fabrics together in dozens of different ways. However, if you have never so much as paired two patterns together start with these three helpful tips.   1. More...

Health

Historic agreement strengthens services for all Native Americans, tribal members in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe have reached a historic agreement that will preserve culturally relevant substance abuse and addiction treatment services for American Indians throughout the state.&nb More...

State’s annual report shows progress in prevention of adverse health care events

The Minnesota Department of Health released its 12th annual Adverse Health Events report Friday as part of its nation-leading hospital and ambulatory surgical center safety program.  More...

How to improve alertness during the workday

A long workday can be both mentally and physically draining. As a result, office workers and professionals whose jobs are more physically demanding than office work may find themselves less alert at the end of the workday than at the beginning.  More...

Focus On Veterans

Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 returns to Darlington Raceway

Race will honor military heroes through Sport Clips’ Help A Hero program

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Longtime partners Sport Clips Haircuts and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. More...

VFW to deliver Veterans’ Voice to Congress

More than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s largest and oldest war veterans’ organization begin rallying in Washington, D.C. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 330

Washing and stretching our way into spring

Greetings and Sallytations!   We had a sneak peek of spring this past week. Parents didn't know if they should take their kids sledding or get the bikes out. More...

Joy Global: Directly serving the mining industry

Virginia facility builds, repairs and supplies equipment for region

VIRGINIA – It’s only logical Joy Global chose to build its regional headquarters on the outskirts of Virginia.  “We’re ideally located,” general manager John Ward said, in an interview on a quiet day in the facility More...

Largest iron ore producer in U.S. celebrates 170th

Cliffs has been tied to northern Minnesota since turn of 20th century

EDITOR’S NOTE: The accompanying introduction, photos and historical table on Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. were provided courtesy of the company. More...

Cliffs Natural Resources reports strong quarter, full year

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) on reported fourth-quarter 2016 consolidated revenues of $754 million, an increase of 58 percent from the prior year's fourth-quarter revenues of $476 million. More...

Jobs for Minnesotans support responsible mining, energy transportation

Job growth remains a top concern among Minnesotans—particularly those living in Greater Minnesota—as shown in the findings of the Blandin Foundation’s 2016 Rural Pulse survey. More...

Mining Minnesota: Have your voice heard on federal minerals withdrawal

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA – The federal withdrawal land-grab threatens future jobs in our region and places our way of life at risk. As citizens of northeastern Minnesota, we all need to take action and make our voices heard.  More...

WDIO’s Renee Passal: Iron Range native, mining reporter and news anchor

EDITOR’S NOTE: We thought it would be fun to profile Duluth broadcast journalist Renee Passal, an Iron Range native, for this week’s Mining Edition. Renee has been reporting for ABC affiliate WDIO in Duluth since April of 2005. More...

Iron mines’ production tax tops $100 million

DULUTH – The 2016 Mining Tax Guide was released by the Minnesota Department of Revenue earlier this month.  According to the guide, Minnesota’s iron mining industry contributed $106,987,271 to local communities in production tax, bas More...

Erie Mining Company History Project

Book excerpt revisits PreTac, early taconite breakthroughs

EDITOR’S NOTE: In early 2014, a team of former Erie Mining Company/LTV Mining employees, including Ron Hein, Dan DeVaney, Jim Scott, Doug Buell, Jim Westbrook, Elroy Rafferty, Tom Michels, Tom and Lynn Niemi, and Mike Sterk, began meeting month More...

Copper-nickel mining issues revisited; co-operation and mutual concern may be key

I wrote my MBA thesis in 1982 entitled "The Social Responsibility of Mining Companies" at a time when mines were greatly maligned in spite of making huge advances in environmental stewardship, corporate caring, and changes in the way they did busines More...

The Mountain Iron Pioneer Cemetery: In the midst of mines, an old cemetery sits

EDITOR’S NOTE: The information below is from an old document in the possession of Ed Roskoski. – Cindy Kujala, HTF interim editor  Mountain Iron Old Cemetery: 1892 – 1900  Buried: 12 Names known: 7   More...

NRRI patents filtering product to remove cadmium with peat-based technologies

DULUTH – A technology to maximize the potential of locally sourced peat to remove a heavy metal pollutant from industrial waste water received a patent and is being licensed in northern Minnesota. More...

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Features

Mesabi Range’s cutting-edge welding program

Half-million dollar investment expands, improves “best-kept secret”

EVELETH – Willing to go through two years of intensive schooling for the near-guarantee of a good job? More...

NWFA to present 2-day “All About Color” workshop

COOK – Award-winning artist and instructor, Georgia Kandiko, will conduct a two-day “All About Color” watercolor painting workshop in Cook on Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. More...

ALLETE reports 2016 earnings of $3.14 per share

ALLETE, Inc. (ALE) last week reported full year 2016 earnings of $3.14 per share on net income of $155.3 million and operating revenue of $1.34 billion. Per share earnings came at the low end of the company’s expected range. More...

Range History

Giants Ridge development over the years

BIWAIBK – This week we’re sharing the third and final history segment on the building of Giants Ridge (p. 38-39) written by one of the pioneers of the Ridge, Duane Ramfjord.  More...

The building of Giants Ridge:

A recreational landmark on the Iron Range

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY   More...

Hometown Recipes

COOKING UP POTATOES AND PEAS

This week, the recipes I selected are from Butch and Anne Folman of Embarrass, MN, who contributed a handful of recipes a couple of weeks ago. I’m a big fan of potatoes so these all appealed to me. More...

Business

St. Luke’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and Stroke Specialty Program earn accreditation

DULUTH – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has announced that St. More...

Daniel Rabideaux joins Frandsen Investment Services

VIRGINIA – Frandsen Bank & Trust announced the addition of financial advisor Daniel J. Rabideaux to their comprehensive investment program, Frandsen Investment Services. More...

With quick thaw and melting snow, there is risk of water getting into gasoline

As the state experiences unseasonably warm temperatures with melting snow while the ground is still frozen, the Minnesota Commerce Department advises Minnesota motorists to be aware of the potential risk of excessive water getting into their gasoline More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

The ups and downs of the steel industry in the past score of years undoubtedly impacted and shaped my life, though I’ve never worked at the mines nor have I ever wanted to.  More...

Guest Columnists

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your pride might still be hurting from those unflattering remarks someone made about you. But cheer up, you’re about to prove once again why you’re the Top Cat in whatever you do.   More...

Should I update/upgrade my operating system?

EVELETH – So there are new Windows updates released. Should I update right away? Should I wait for a few days? Should I skip all Windows updates? More...

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