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Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • CEO: Essar still viable as mine developer

    by Beth Bily, Business North Essar Steel Minnesota’s new CEO, Matthew Stock, has wasted no time introducing himself to Iron Range officials. Stock, who replaced Madhu Vuppuluri in July, addressed the Nashwauk City Council Tuesday in an attempt to assure locals that the company does, indeed, have a path forward. Stock’s company has been under…

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  • From mining to biking: How Minnesota’s Cuyuna Range became an off-road cycling destination

    by Dan Kraker, MPR Seventy-year old John Schaubach steadily ground the gears of his mountain bike up a winding trail to the summit of Miner’s Mountain in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area — then let out a war whoop as he surveyed the commanding view of aqua blue lakes surrounded by steep red hills,…

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  • Magnetation to shut down remaining operations

    Grand Rapids Herald Review Staff Report A U.S. bankruptcy court on Thursday approved a motion to terminate Magnetation LLC’s pellet purchase agreement with AK Steel, effectively marking the end of the innovative mining company. “Now, our focus shifts to safely shutting down the Pellet Plant and Plant 4 in order to preserve their value for…

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  • A new steel champion

    by Jerry Burnes, Mesabi Daily News About a month away from November’s General Election and the Iron Range again rallied support behind Congressman Rick Nolan, D-Minn. Nolan on Tuesday was named a Steel Champion by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) at Hibbing Taconite for his support of the steel industry and its employees….

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