The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved water quality permits needed for the expansion of the U.S. Steel plant. The $300 million expansion is estimated to create 500 construction jobs followed by 120 permanent jobs.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
Air permit approved for taconite plant expansion in Keewatin
It’s a huge loss for environmental groups, who have cited studies saying heightened levels of mercury can cause nerve damage and developmental problems in humans. U.S. Steel officials say they hope to start construction next year.
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.
Cargill announces $50M expansion of West Fargo plant
The estimated $50 million project is expected to start this fall, with completion slated in time for the 2013 harvest. The expansion is believed to employ about 200 construction workers.
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.
MPCA approves plan to dump taconite in lake to control weeds
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency signed off on a plan to dump more than 13 tons of taconite concentrate into Rush Lake. The lake association wants to reduce the level of phosphorus, which leads to growth of algae and invasive pondweed. It hopes the taconite experiment will do the trick. Audubon Minnesota had argued for an environmental review.
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