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.
Scott County attorney candidates differ on marijuana possession
Scott County is one of a few Minnesota counties where the incumbent prosecutor is facing a challenger in November.
Construction worker killed in collision in downtown St. Paul
The incident happened Wednesday afternoon.
Teen charged in shooting outside of Richfield football game
Due to the age of the suspect, the case won't be made public.
Twin Cities Summer Jam no more: popular festival brought to an end
The festival noted how the land they host camping on has recently been sold.
Expect major traffic delays on Renaissance Festival's final weekend
Scott County officials said road closures will be to blame.
Minnetonka 22-year-old dies in motorcycle crash on I-394
The crash happened around noon Tuesday.
Car hits deer, bursts into flames on highway in Isanti County
Witnesses helped the driver at the scene.
Ramsey County sends out ballots with deceased candidate on it
The county said it's addressing the issue with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
New haunted house experience coming to Inver Grove Heights
The exhibit will feature family-friendly and 18+ events.
Gallery: A look at the under construction Highland Bridge development
Take a look around the development.
Niche rankings identify best Minnesota schools, districts
Eden Prairie has schools ranked in both the private and public categories.
Walker, The Current announce end of Rock the Garden festival
The Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio announced the festival will retire so the organizations can dream up new events.
U.S. Steel reaches deal with miners at 1 of 3 companies
U.S. Steel Corp. said Sunday it has reached an agreement with the United Steelworkers union at MinnTac in Mountain Iron and KeeTac in Keewatin. U.S. Steel and the steelworkers union tentatively agreed on a three-year contract, which would cover 1,300 employees in Minnesota. Union members are expected to vote on the agreement in the next few weeks. But negotiations continue at two other companies with Iron Range mines – ArcelorMittal and Cliffs Natural Resources.
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."
Minnesota-based McNeilus Steel begins $15M expansion in Wisconsin
McNeilus Steel, based in Dodge Center, Minn., has broken ground on its 96,000-square-foot expansion in Fond du Lac. General Manager Greg Head tells the Reporter the coil processing facility will also add 50 jobs within the next five years. The $15 million plant expansion is expected to be complete by next summer.
Soudan Underground Mine runner-up in 'America's Favorite Park' contest
The Soudan Underground Mine State Park will receive a $50,000 grant for being runner up in the 'America's Favorite Park' national contest. Park officials say the money will be used toward park improvements -- like recreation shelters.
House votes to shorten timeframe for review of mining projects
Minnesota Congressman Chip Cravaack inserted a provision that would have the shorter timeframe apply to mining projects already in the works, such as the copper mine proposed near Hoyt Lakes. The bill limits the permitting process to 30 months, which will reduce time for public input and legal challenges.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!