STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: Officials examine damage
By Don Davis
Federal, state and local officials begin assessing damage today from last months storms.
They will examine damage to public and some non-profit facilities that occurred during June 20-26 ... Posted on 7/9/13 at 8:18 AM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Northshore mercury roundup
Residents of Silver Bay and Babbitt are invited to turn in their old mercury-laden products and old electronics free of charge during two events sponsored by Cliffs Natural Resources Northshore Mini... Posted on 6/10/13 at 11:00 PM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Mining, Polluted Water, Big Business
We all have heard of toxins in the water. The wheels go round and round.Unfortanately lots of big businsses contribute to these in a community from dumping into the lake, to burning plastic (hospital)... Posted on 4/13/10 at 2:06 AM
STAFF BLOG RINK & RUN A Houghton Prediction
This prediction from Brandon Veale, sports editor of the Houghton Mining Gazette, leading to Friday's Minnesota Duluth at Michigan Tech series:
Before you declare this series... Posted on 2/4/10 at 2:15 PM
STAFF BLOG TWIN PORTS BUSINESS Mining deaths reach record low
Mining deaths fell to an all-time low in 2009, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Adminstration.
Deaths at metal and nonmetal mine deaths register... Posted on 1/5/10 at 2:59 AM
Backers of a mining project expected to create hundreds of jobs and $242 million in economic impact fear it could hit a snag if Minnesota legislators pass a bill requiring the mining company to pay more money up front for eventual environmental clean-up.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., the owners of Silver Bay’s Northshore Mining, announced Monday its plans to buy out partners for about $88 million and acquire full ownership of Wabush Mines, with taconite mining and pellet operations in Newfoundland, Labrador and Quebec.
Despite an unprecedented drop in demand from Allete’s largest customer — the mining industry — Don Shippar, CEO and chairman, put a brave face on his company’s future at an annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
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