The new position will act as a facilitator for mining projects and oversee state regulations for taconite and copper-nickel mining. Officials say they're hoping to fill the role as quickly as possible.
Over a half-century into career, Minneapolis actor James Hong gets his star
The 93-year-old actor received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame Tuesday.
Gallery: Remodeled century-old Minneapolis home on market for $1.06M
The home features Norwegian Oak floors and a spacious open-concept.
Electrical worker dies from being run over by skid loader in southern MN
The 23-year-old victim and other workers with the Minnesota Valley Electric Company were working in the electrical power line system prior to the accident.
Crooked Pint's newest Twin Cities location opens Wednesday
Crooked Pint will open in the former Bonfire restaurant space in Savage.
Minnesota's Crisp & Green to add 30 locations in Florida
The fast-casual chain is owned by Minnesota-based Steele Brands and has seen year-to-year growth since being founded in 2016.
Appeal to find arsonist who caused $2.5M damage to Rochester church
The investigation relates to a Peace United Church of Christ, which was extensively damaged by a fire last month.
Boys volleyball falls 1 vote shy of becoming sanctioned MSHSL activity
It fell two votes shy a year ago, and just one vote this year.
Motorcyclist killed after teen driver pulls out in front of him
A 39-year-old man was killed in the crash.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live is coming to the State Theater
VIP tickets include a photo with Daniel Tiger.
'Huge bear' caught on camera in St. Louis Park yard
The black bear range in Minnesota has slowly been expanding south and west.
Mining project promises to bring thousands of new jobs to Iron Range
The Associated Press reports new technology will allow miners to reach down nearly 4,000 feet into the earth to tap into possibly one of the largest untapped nickel and copper mines in the world. Twin Metals executives say the project will bring thousands of new jobs to the Iron Range.
Twin Metals Minnesota Award
Twin Metals Minnesota, a joint venture pursuing the development of an underground copper, nickel and platinum group metals mine in Northeastern Minnesota, announced Tuesday that it has been selected as a recipient of Finance & Commerce's 2012 Progress Minnesota award.
St. Louis County backs copper mines after contentious Ely hearing
Critics warn new copper and nickel mines will harm northeastern Minnesota's land and water. But St. Louis County commissioners sided with those who say mining can be done well and bring economic prosperity.
Environmental review of PolyMet mine could be ready for public in October
PolyMet Mining wants to open a copper and nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The company has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency on how the project will meet air and water quality standards. Congressman Chip Cravaack says a supplemental environmental impact statement could be released to the public in October.
Lawmaker threatens retaliation for township board's mining vote
Veteran Iron Range DFLer Tom Rukavina sent a letter to Pequaywan Township board saying if they don't want mining they could be removed from the Taconite Tax Relief Area. He calls the board's resolution critical of copper mining "full of B.S."
U.S. Steel Keetac mine expansion up for vote
Pollution officials are set to vote Tuesday on two water permits that would clear the way for U.S. Steel's $300 million expansion of its taconite mine and processing plant in Keewatin. Environmentalists said the original proposal didn't do enough to protect water, fish or wild rice. They say the latest permits -- while not perfect -- are an improvement. The company says the project is ecologically sound.
St. Louis County gets $900,000 in mining royalties
The money comes from companies that are mining taconite on tax-forfeited land managed by the county. The royalty check will cover nearly one percent of St. Louis County's budget for next year. It may not be reliable income, though. A county official offers the reminder that taconite production can vary dramatically from year to year.
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