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November 5, 2017
Officials at the WLSSD say sewage treatment plants aren't designed to remove sulfate from effluent and that it could cost hundreds of millions of dollars to intall reverse osmosis treatment for sulfate. That could more than triple Duluth sewage bills, they note, and could force local mills out of business. 2014 file / News Tribune
Judge considers wild rice protection: Some say sulfate rules could triple Duluth sewage bills, force closure of mills
November 5, 2017 - 6:00am
October 24, 2017
Members of the Fond du Lac Band work through the wild rice on Dead Fish Lake near Saywer, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
Wild-rice hearing draws ire on Iron Range
October 24, 2017 - 7:41pm
October 23, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, that the state-subsidized MinnesotaCare health insurance program can operate through 2018, but it may face financial issues beyond that. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'I support the project,' Mark Dayton says of the PolyMet mining proposal
October 23, 2017 - 7:28pm
October 2, 2017
Billionaire tours Iron Range touting $3.5 billion project
October 2, 2017 - 5:31pm
September 30, 2017
A road at the then-Essar Steel Minnesota site leads to the pellet plant as it was under construction in October 2015. (Forum News Service file photo)
Dayton supports Essar site plan: Governor says Chippewa Capital Partners has made ‘significant’ progress
September 30, 2017 - 4:53pm
September 27, 2017
Volunteer Bonnie Pratt organizes the sign-in desk where visitors put their John Hancock’s as they experience the Hull Rust-Mahoning Mineview. The number of visitors has been increasing in recent years. Kelly Grinsteinner / Hibbing Daily Tribune
Mining for tourists: View about to change for Iron Range spectacle
September 27, 2017 - 4:42pm
September 12, 2017
Gov Mark Dayton listens during a water quality town hall meeting at the Grand Ely Lodge in Ely Tuesday evening, Sept. 12. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Dayton's water-quality event draws Ely crowd
September 12, 2017 - 10:22pm
August 27, 2017
When mine dams fail: Two recent examples
August 27, 2017 - 6:00am
Aaron Grosser, senior geotechnical engineer at Barr Engineering, talks about the plans to build dams for the PolyMet project near Hoyt Lakes, Minn. A dam would be built in the distance to raise the tailings basin on the right to the level of the former LTV Steel tailings basin on the left. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
The dam debate: PolyMet tailings basin dams are key point in upcoming permits
August 27, 2017 - 6:00am
August 21, 2017
In this 2015 file photo, Anishinaabe Todd Thompson (left) and Terry Burnett Sr. power their canoe into Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa, Minn., while harvesting wild rice Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Minnesota changes wild rice rules from sulfate to sulfide
August 21, 2017 - 6:33pm
July 23, 2017
People on a mine tour on the 27th level of the mine board a train  at  Soudan Underground Mine State Park in Soudan Thursday aftenoon. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)play button
Minnesota mining's place in American history
July 23, 2017 - 6:00am
July 18, 2017
Mia Morrison, 14, of West St. Paul, Minn., tells a U.S.Forest Service panel Tuesday night, July 18, 2017, that a proposed mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness would be hard to clean up. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota copper mine opponents bend Forest Service's ear
July 18, 2017 - 10:51pm
June 24, 2017
Iron ore shipments up in Twin Ports
June 24, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 22, 2017
U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer and Rick Nolan of Minnesota were joined at a Mountain Iron press conference Monday by Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar. Sportsmen's groups are battling back against Nolan's effort to seek Republican help in Congress to overturn a federal mining moratorium near the BWCAW. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Battle escalates over mining moratorium near Boundary Waters
June 22, 2017 - 5:04pm
April 26, 2017
Chippewa wins bid to rescue Essar steel mill project in Nashwauk
April 26, 2017 - 8:33pm
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