Instead of waiving some environmental reviews, state lawmakers will offer to speed them up in hopes of luring Magnetation's iron pellet plant to northern Minnesota. The company is looking at building the plant in Wisconsin or Indiana to avoid a permitting process it considers strict and cumbersome.
Twin Cities 'psychic' pleads guilty to scamming pair out of $130K
She operated a psychic reading shop in Hopkins.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16
The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.
Man arrested after woman shot three times inside Frogtown home
The suspect fled the scene.
Restrictions in place as Emerald Ash Borer found in Sherburne County
The county is now the 36th in the state with a confirmed presence of the invasive insect.
Home that was scene of June standoff engulfed in fire
Authorities arrived to find the home fully ablaze.
Crosstown Hwy. 62 reopens as footage emerges of truck hitting bridge
The westbound lanes were closed in Edina from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday night.
Flash flooding as torrential rain hammers Cambridge
Flooding and damage from a non-severe storm Wednesday evening.
Minneapolis nonprofit celebrates anonymous donor's $1.5M gift
Appetite For Change is building sustainable, local food systems in North Minneapolis.
On the lam since 2007, suspect in MN murder case arrested in Florida
The suspect is one of three men connected to a fatal drive-by shooting on St. Paul's West Side.
Motorcyclist in collision with deer dies from injuries
The 55-year-old from Princeton died at a hospital a day after the crash.
Magnetation: Minnesota won't get taconite pellet plant
An iron mining company confirms Minnesota is out of contention for a major taconite pellet operation. Magnetation had been considering Itasca County but is now focused on sites in Indiana and Wisconsin. Earlier this year Magnetation officials said Minnesota’s pollution regulations are too strict to make the plant profitable.
Bill in Legislature would roll back environmental review for Magnetation iron ore plant
Company officials say they'll comply with federal emissions rules but say the state's environmental review process and mercury regulations would hold up construction for too long. They say that unless lawmakers cut the environmental review, they'll build the plant in a different state.
Governor and GOP sing praises of new law speeding environmental permits
In a rare bit of bipartisanship at the Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers celebrated Dayton's signing of a measure that speeds up the environmental permitting process. Businesses will get a yes or no answer from the DNR or Pollution Control Agency within 150 days of applying for a permit.
Iron Range leaders angry as Magnetation scouts sites outside Minnesota
The company says Minnesota's strict pollution rules are forcing it to look beyond the state for a possible site for a new iron ore plant. State officials tell the Duluth News Tribune they're upset Magnetation executives would consider such a thing after the state gave them $1 million in taxpayer money.
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