August 29, 2014 RSS feed / Mining Features

Iron Range Miners’ Expo:

See all the hot new mining stuff in Chisholm

CHISHOLM - The third annual Iron Range Miners’ Expo, to be held September 10-11 at Minnesota Discovery Center, is expected to be bigger and better than ever. More...

Erickson to be honored by Quad Cities Tennis

VIRGINIA – Tennis enthusiast and philanthropist George Erickson will be honored by Quad Cities Tennis for All on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 3:40 p.m., when Court 1 will be named in his honor. More...

Iron Range Engineering

Student profile: Inventor Travis Eddy

Travis Eddy of Virginia, MN, is a senior in the Iron Range Engineering Program at Mesabi Range College. More...

UTac operations seen from Mineview in the Sky

United Taconite mining operations can be seen from Mineview in the Sky along Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia, MN. Photo by Larry Aho. More...

Fall field day planned at Mr. Ed’s Farm Sept. 6

Mr. Ed: Why I live (by choice) on a horse-powered farm

Seventy five years ago no one would have stopped on a country road to see a team of draft horses cutting hay. Back then horses were an integral part of the American farm scene. More...

OUR IRON ORE: A BILLION YEARS OLD MOUNTAINS, VOLCANOES, SEAS, AND ICE SHEETS!,

Editor’s note: When I was in college, majoring in English, my father insisted I also major in geology. He suspected I would end up on the Iron Range and I suppose he thought geology might be a better career move than, well, reading books. More...

Metal munchers:

Biomining for copper

Editor’s note: I saw this little news story in MINE magazine and was intrigued. It brought to mind the bacterial sulfatereducing studies being conducted near Aurora (see story p. 19). More...

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Iron Range Miners’ Expo:

See all the hot new mining stuff in Chisholm

CHISHOLM - The third annual Iron Range Miners’ Expo, to be held September 10-11 at Minnesota Discovery Center, is expected to be bigger and better than ever. More...

Fall field day planned at Mr. Ed’s Farm Sept. 6

Mr. Ed: Why I live (by choice) on a horse-powered farm

Seventy five years ago no one would have stopped on a country road to see a team of draft horses cutting hay. Back then horses were an integral part of the American farm scene. More...

Pets  Free Access 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in cats

Anxiety and compulsive disorders in cats

This is a behavioral disorder where a cat will engage in repetitive, exaggerated behaviors that are seemingly without purpose. More...

Range History  Free Access 

My Innocent Years IN THE QUEEN CITY

Part 5 of 5

EXPERIENCES ALTERED STATES I SHOVED A DOZEN RABBIT SNARES into my parka pockets and headed out the door to start a typical winter weekend. More...

Health  Free Access 

Stem cells for sports injuries; gastric bypass and the gut biome

Q: My daughter plays college soccer and ruptured her ACL. The coaches mentioned stem cell injections that some big-name athletes have used to recover from injuries. Should we consider them? -- Paige R., Chicago More...

Massage for Your Health  Free Access 

Hey! What happened to my body?

Ever have one of those days where you do your normal every day routine, only for some unexplained reason you now have this hurt in your body and you don’t understand why? You haven’t done anything different or extra in your routine. More...

Business  Free Access 

Joe Leoni of Trenti Law Firm selected to 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

VIRGINIA – Joe Leoni from the Trenti Law Firm has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. More...

Northland Volunteer Center honored volunteers and announced 28th Annual Hall of Fame Award winners

VIRGINIA – The 28th Annual Northland Volunteer Center Hall of Fame Awards event was held at the Iron Range Rehab Center in Virginia on August 15. More...

Guest Columnists  Free Access 

SALOME'S STARS

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Take some time out from your many tasks and see if someone might be trying to reach out to you. You could be surprised to learn who it is and why you might want to reciprocate. More...

Water, food and shelter:

Human dependance on mining

The world population in 2013 was about 7.1 billion and is projected to grow to 9 billion by 2050. Fifty-two percent live in cities, but less than 40% in Sub Saharan Africa and over 80% in northern America. More...

Twin Metals project validated by Pre-Feasibility Study

Editor’s note: While this news release notes the Pre-feasibility Study is based on a 30- year underground mine plan, I confirmed that the expected life span of the mine is much longer. More...

PolyMet’s long and winding road to (possible) permitting

HOYT LAKES – Twenty-five long years ago, in 1989, PolyMet Mining leased NorthMet mineral rights from U.S. Steel. More...

Sulfate reduction testing shows promise; funding is expanded

Editor’s note: In our Sept. 9, 2013 Mining Edition, we featured a story by Ranae Hanson about a biological sulfate-reduction process being studied on the Iron Range. This is a follow-up on how those studies are progressing. – Jean Cole More...

Iron Range Engineering expands; 100% job placement

All four years of degree now offered on Mesabi campus

VIRGINIA - Iron Range Engineering is now starting the sixth year of offering the final two years of a bachelor’s degree in engineering on the Virginia campus of Mesabi Range College. More...

Trout fishing bolstered in mine pit lakes

A change in the fisheries management strategy in Kinney Pit Lake near Buhl and a partnership with the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) are returning rainbow trout fishing to High Lake near Ely, according to the Minnesota Departme More...

When the digging’s done

Mine pits to tourist attractions

Mining has been happening in northern Minnesota for over 100 years but what’s most surprising about the Iron Range, at least to a nonnative, is the extent of mine reclamation that’s taken place. More...

Wrangling at the Effie Rodeo

Some glimpses of the Effie Rodeo this summer. More...

How to apply for a job at local mining companies

ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

News Briefs  Free Access 

Franken visits Minntac, presses for more jobs

MT. IRON – On Tuesday, August 26, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) joined company officials and steelworkers at the Minntac plant in Mountain Iron to discuss the company’s plans to expand and create jobs on the Iron Range. More...

New immunization requirements for schools start Sept. 1

STATEWIDE – Children and adolescents are heading back to school and many after-school activities. More...

VHS Class of 1957 gathers for 75th birthday party

The 1957 Virginia High School class held their 75th birthday party August 16 at the Britt Lounge with 40 classmates and 20 spouses/guests attending. Pictured (l. to r.) are classmates who attended the party. More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

Fall lawn care

Late August/early September is the best time to start lawn seed since it is a coolseason plant. Each seed must come into contact with the soil in order to sprout. More...

SpaceLIFT

Common Space Mistake: Creating a room that is “off balance.” If you place all the large heavy pieces on one side of the room and the smaller pieces on the other side, the room feels off balance. More...

Healthy for Life  Free Access 

HEALTHY4LIFE

’Tis in the eyes of the beholder

Our eyes hold many responsibilities, they are tools in our thought process and how we may perceive, conceive or misconceive what we think we see. More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Healthy families: Recipes offered by the MN Department of Health

This week I ran across some healthy family recipes on the Minnesota Department of Health website. More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

Project conserves wildlife habitat, honors military veterans

New, 604-acre Veterans State Wildlife Management Area opens near Clearwater

CLEARWATER, Minn. – More than 600 acres in Minnesota’s Stearns and Wright counties have been permanently conserved in honor of Minnesota’s military veterans. More...

Sallyworld  Free Access 

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 202

History buff husband accuses Sally of histrionic behavior

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Virginia G. Johnson

Virginia G. Johnson, 83, of Virginia passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Chisholm. More...

Lyna Helen Lamppa

Lyna Helen Lamppa, 90, of Virginia and formerly of Embarrass, died on Sunday, August 24, 2014.  Lyna was born on December 10, 1923 to Emil and Hulda (Perttu)  Niemi of Florenton.  She graduated from the Virginia High School in 1942.&nb More...

Angelo Frank “Za” Poaletti

Angelo Frank “Za” Poaletti, age 66, of Lake Vermilion and formerly of Mt. More...



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