State and local governments hope for windfall as taconite mines expand

The Duluth News Tribune says some taconite mines are running out of room and looking to expand, and much of the land ringing the mines belongs to the public, which could mean millions of dollars flowing to the state of Minnesota and St. Louis County.
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The Duluth News Tribune says some taconite mines are running out of room and looking to expand, and much of the land ringing the mines belongs to the public, which could mean millions of dollars flowing to the state of Minnesota and St. Louis County.

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