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Northern Belt and Conveyor: 24/7 belting for mining and more

EVELETH – They tell me it’s the largest business located north of Cotton and south of the railroad tracks that cross Highway 53 south of the Eveleth and Makinen areas. More...

NRRI demonstrates process to refine Minnesota ilmenite resources

DULUTH – The Natural Resources Research Institute announced Thursday the completion of a technical report that shows pilot-scale success at producing high quality titanium dioxide from an ilmenite deposit near Hoyt Lakes.  More...

Nashwauk mayor: Chippewa plan favorable for the Range

NASHWAUK – Nashwauk Mayor Ben DeNucci says that the city was pleasantly surprised by the winning bid put forth by Chippewa Capital Partner’s, LLC to take over the assets of the now-defunct Essar project.  “ERP (Chippewa) kept p More...

Komatsu completes Joy Global acquisition

Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Joy Global Inc., a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, it was announced in April.  More...

New economics study says mining and tourism complement each other

A new study on the economic realities of mining and tourism jobs finds they both have value and can co-exist. Praxis Strategy Group, however, found that mining jobs remain the cornerstone of northeastern Minnesota’s economy.  More...

Fayal School becomes Oliver Iron Mining’s Quality Control Laboratory

EVELETH – The former Fayal School in Eveleth was a place of both education and employment. More...

1923: Oliver Iron Mining Company’s General Safety Committee

This photograph was taken in Eveleth on August 21, 1923. More...

Click It or Ticket: Extra enforcement May 22 – June 4

Buckling up protects motorists from unexpected events on Minnesota roads

Looking around, it doesn’t take long to find a distracted driver drifting over the fog line. More...

May is National Moving Month: BBB tips to help make your move go right

Most of us have been there: the moving van is stacked floor to ceiling with boxes and items comprising almost everything you own. More...

GPM pumps designed for use in mining

DULUTH – GPM, Inc. was founded in 1978 in Duluth and is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the GPM-Eliminator™ line of horizontal and submersible pumps. More...

DNR to hold metallic minerals lease sale

The Department of Natural Resources is initiating the sale of leases for state-owned metallic minerals. Areas offered for lease are in Beltrami, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods and St. Louis counties and total 195,324 acres. More...

Why we do this: Supporting miners and mining

ELY – Minnesota Miners is a non-profit, pro-mining group on Facebook. We were created to support and defend miners and mining in Minnesota and across America.  More...

Environmental review comments sought on Hawkes Company Peat Mining Project

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through June 14 on an environmental assessment worksheet for the Hawkes Company Peat Mining Mercil Site project.  More...

Minnesotans are supportive of iron mining

DULUTH – Ninety-three percent of Minnesotans believe the state should continue to mine iron ore, according to results from the 2016 Minnesota State Survey.  More...

What is mined in Minnesota?

Minnesota is the largest producer of iron ore and taconite in the United States. More...

Obituaries

Fredric O. Erickson - 2017-05-26
Joseph T. Matanich - 2017-05-26
Shawn Martinson - 2017-05-26
Carol Marie Mattila - 2017-05-26
John Arthur Shoden - 2017-05-26
Gerald Elmer Mattila - 2017-05-26
Feimi S. Talso - 2017-05-26
Teresa M. Morrison - 2017-05-26
Herman Henry Hyvonen - 2017-05-19
Irving Roy Stoddard - 2017-05-19
Joyce Elaine Wessman - 2017-05-19
Dung Ngoc Tran - 2017-05-19
Robert Frank Jaksa - 2017-05-19
Greta Marlene Ocklind - 2017-05-19
Jill E. Duame - 2017-05-19
Jane Edmond - 2017-05-12
Orlin Herman Ekeroth - 2017-05-12
Mildred Evelyn Olofson - 2017-05-12
Helen V. Pulkinen - 2017-05-12
Marie Ann Mottonen - 2017-05-12

Pets

How to help protect your pet from tick borne diseases

2017 is predicted to be one of the worst tick seasons in recent history. Tick borne diseases are a threat to humans and pets. Tick-borne diseases are transmitted when a tick attaches itself to a host and begins feeding on blood. More...

Get ‘Tick’ed-off in May: Lyme Disease Awareness Month

The most common sign of Lyme disease in dogs include any of the following: lethargy, limping, swollen joints, fever, and not eating. More...

New Arrowhead Hunting Retriever Club to host hunt test

MOUNTAIN IRON – Calling all hunters, dog enthusiasts, and sportsmen alike, our community has a new club: the Arrowhead Hunting Retriever Club!  More...

Range History

Biwabik’s Modern Home Manufacturing Corporation

The beginning of the end of mining company towns

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY   More...

Health

The latest treatments for diabetic eye disease; plastic surgery for bullying victims

Q: My mom thinks she needs laser treatment for her diabetic retinopathy. I've told her that there's new stuff out there and that she should find out more about the latest treatments before she makes any decision. What do you think? More...

Massage for Your Health

Spring is here:

Time to get our bodies moving

While the calendar states spring arrived over two months ago, it doesn’t seem like it here on the Iron Range. With all the rain we have had and cooler temperatures outside it feels more like the beginning of spring. More...

Business

NRRI is working to improve steam locomotive sustainability with biocoal

DULUTH – We don’t see many steam powered locomotives these days, but they’re not obsolete. About 150 steam locomotives operate in the U.S. today and they still burn fossil coal. More...

Accreditation of St. Scholastica physician assistant program celebrated

DULUTH – The College of St. Scholastics recently celebrated accreditation of its new physician assistant (PA) program.  The designation was awarded by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education. More...

Second 2017 shipment of ALLETE Clean Energy turbine parts arrives in Duluth

DULUTH – The second of three shipments of ALLETE Clean Energy’s Nordex wind turbine components has arrived in Duluth.  More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 342

Thankful for our veterans, the kindness of others, and caramel bars

Greetings and Sallytations!   Last Saturday I headed back to my hometown for a memorial service for a dear high school classmate. More...

Tufco: Providing tires, service to local mines

EVELETH – “You’re not just going to drive up and buy yourself a giant tire.”  More...

Highway 53 relocation: Fourth bridge pour next week

VIRGINIA – The third deck pour on the Highway 53 bridge over the Rouchleau Pit went off without a hitch Wednesday.  About three-quarters of the deck remains to be finished after the 350-yard pour on the east end of the bridge. More...

Taconite Aviation provides aerial service for mine blast operations

EVELETH – When most people think of the adjunct businesses that support and are supported by mining in our area, chances are one doesn’t consider the aviation business. However, Taconite Aviation, Inc. More...

Iron Range’s contributions celebrated in special publication

IRON RANGE – The contribution of Minnesota’s Iron Range to the region, state and nation is being celebrated in Twin Cities Business magazine and the Duluth News Tribune.  More...

SME members recognized, receive awards

DULUTH – The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration-Minnesota Section announced that Melissa Martinie, Corie Ekholm and Julie Marinucci were recently recognized by their peers in the mining industry.  More...

See the shore, ore boats at Taconite Harbor

NORTH SHORE – See large ore boats and freighters up-close. Watch wildlife and birds in their natural habitat. More...

Mars Supply, Conveyor Belt Service and Iron Mining Association a family matter

Mars Supply has had a long relationship with the iron mining industry in Minnesota.  “We started out providing pick axes and shovels,” said Bruce Mars, the fourth generation in the family-owned business. More...

Oliver Mining Company, Eveleth District employees (circa 1926)

Oliver Mining Company—Eveleth District— employees who were issued a service medal as of April 1, 1926 (listed by name, total service and occupation).   More...

ZIEGLER CAT: ON THE RANGE SINCE 1949

Decades of quality equipment, service for mining and more

BUHL – Just as mining is a big deal on the Iron Range, the equipment used for mining is a big deal too. Literally BIG, I mean.  More...

Mustang iron ore pellet production begins

EVELETH – Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced last week that production of the new Mustang superflux pellet has started at its United Taconite mine. More...

Regional survey of gold in till, Cook area

The DNR is conducting a regional survey of gold in till in the Cook area of St. Louis County. In this region, an Archean granite-greenstone terrane is overlain by relatively thin layers of Rainy Lobe till and other glacially-derived sediments. More...

State receives two revised PolyMet Mining Dam Safety permit applications

DAM SAFETY PERMIT. PolyMet Mining, Inc. (PolyMet) has submitted two revised Dam Safety Permit applications to the Minnesota DNR. More...

Road Machinery & Supplies celebrates 25 years with Iron Mining Association

VIRGINIA – The Iron Mining Association of MN (IMA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The association represents Minnesota’s iron mines and more than 150 businesses that supply goods and services to the industry.  More...

Great Lake iron ore trade up in April

CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5.8 million tons in April, an increase of 8.8 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments topped the month’s 5-year average by nearly 21 percent.  More...

Features

Fountain project anonymous donor to match donations

VIRGINIA – The time to give to the Olcott Park Fountain Restoration Project is NOW. On Monday afternoon Rudy Harvey, Executive Director at the Virginia Community Foundation, received a call from  More...

Celebrate all military this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is celebrated each May to commemorate the people who died in service of the United States of America.  More...

St. Luke’s receives stroke treatment award for quality achievement

DULUTH – St. Luke’s has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and has also been named to the list of Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Acclimating seedlings to sun and wind

Pampered seedlings that were started indoors or at a greenhouse will need to acclimate (adjust) to outdoor conditions. This process should be completed before planting in the outdoor garden site. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret:  Choosing the perfect area rug. First, STYLE…  How To:   When choosing a rug style, think about the overall ambiance you are after. Is the room casual, traditional, country or contemporary?  1. More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Celebrating Memorial Day and the green grass of home

Hello to everyone as we shift our focus on the back door of May, entering into a glimpse of summertime. More...

Hometown Recipes

Memorial Day BBQ tips and recipe ideas

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following are some tips to start off the BBQ season. The recipes are from the Pillsbury Cookbook offering some ideas for Memorial Day festivities. More...

Focus On Veterans

May is National Military Appreciation Month

Tax benefits available to military members highlighted

May is National Military Appreciation Month and the Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds members of the military and their families about the many valuable state tax benefits available to them.  More...

Memorial Day program at Fort Snelling

MINNEAPOLIS – A Memorial Day program will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Monday, May 29. The program will begin with wreath presentations at 9:45 a.m., following by the 10 a.m. parade and ceremony. More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

Memorial Day weekend: A time to get together with family and friends, to reflect on and honor the bravery and sacrifice of those who have died defending the freedoms we hold dear, and for the past nine years and forevermore for me and my family, it w More...

Guest Columnists

The Long Line

Wild edibles from your backyard: Foraging close to home

EMBARRASS – A scroll through Facebook these days reveals many of my friends posting pictures of their wild spring edibles. It is the time of year to harvest fiddlehead ferns and ramps, as well as other wild delicacies. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being a social Lion, you might well benefit from staying out of the spotlight for a while. You need time to reflect on some upcoming decisions.   More...

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