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September 17, 2017
Al Christianson
City administrator’s view: Real Flambeau Mine story free of problems
September 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
September 15, 2017
At 204 feet high, the new U.S. Highway 53 bridge over the Rouchleau mine pit spans 480 feet from pier to pier. The project was celebrated in a Friday morning ceremony, and the bridge will open to traffic sometime this weekend. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.complay button
'Ore Majesty': Iron Range dedicates its monumental new bridge
September 15, 2017 - 8:34pm
Plans for PolyMet include building dams to increase the storage capacity of tailings basins. One would be built in the distance to raise the basin on the right to the level of the area on the left. (File / News Tribune)
DNR releases PolyMet dam permits
September 15, 2017 - 6:58pm
September 13, 2017
Joel Sipress (left) and Justin Perpich
Mining skirmish reveals divisions in DFL; Sipress apologizes for foul language
September 13, 2017 - 6:07pm
Jennie Maes (from left) Gov. Mark Dayton and Ely mayor Chuck Novak listen to ideas during a water-quality town hall meeting hosted by Gov. Mark Dayton at the Grand Ely Lodge in Ely Tuesday evening. This is the only town hall meeting being held in Northeastern Minnesota.  (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Dayton's water-quality event draws crowd in Ely
September 13, 2017 - 9:45am
September 12, 2017
Executive Council approves mining leases
September 12, 2017 - 9:53pm
September 9, 2017
Wisconsin mining bill draws mixed opinions at hearing
September 9, 2017 - 12:29pm
September 8, 2017
View of Essar Steel's rock separator (at left) and the tailings pumphouse and concentrator (right) under construction near Nashwauk. (2015 file / News Tribune)
Chippewa files antitrust suit against Cleveland Cliffs
September 8, 2017 - 2:06pm
September 7, 2017
U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer (left) and Rick Nolan
Emmer, Nolan add amendment to defund mining study
September 7, 2017 - 8:18pm
September 6, 2017
Battle over mining legislation ramps up in Wisconsin
September 6, 2017 - 7:41pm
September 5, 2017
Reader's View: Duluthians too smart to fall for copper mining
September 5, 2017 - 12:08pm
August 31, 2017
Welders at what was then the Essar Steel Minnesota site work in October 2015 on a large piece of ductwork that was to be used in the taconite plant's furnace. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Chippewa lawyers tell federal judge another company is trying to sabotage restart of Essar Steel Minnesota
August 31, 2017 - 12:11pm
August 28, 2017
Aaron Grosser, senior geotechnical engineer at Barr Engineering, talks about the plans to build dams for the PolyMet project near Hoyt Lakes. 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 / skuchera@duluthnews.com
The dam debate: PolyMet tailings basin dams are key point in upcoming permits
August 28, 2017 - 9:03am
August 26, 2017
When mine dams fail: two recent examples
August 26, 2017 - 8:00pm
August 25, 2017
Minnesota mining bids to be decided Sept. 8
August 25, 2017 - 7:12pm