The bipartisan Working Group on Iron Range Unemployment met for the first time Thursday afternoon. House and Senate members heard wide ranging testimony from mayors, unemployed mine workers, and labor and union leadership – all sharing the same story of hard workers who’ve depended on the mines for decades – facing the end of their unemployment. Both Iron Range legislators and testifiers spoke about the need for ‘buying time’ as national leaders work on fixing the problem of illegal steel dumping.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The environmental impact statement on the Polymet-proposed copper-nickel mine project was released Friday by the DNR, the next step in the development of a $650 million project that would create an estimated 350 direct jobs, 1000 indirect jobs and 500 construction jobs. The report, which has been in development for 10 […] Read more
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Capital Investment Committee (also known as the Bonding Committee) will be in Northeast Minnesota from Sept. 15-17. The third day of the tour will comprise visits to the Soudan Underground Mine State Park and Hibbing Community College where the committee will hear from eight groups in the region all requesting […] Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thanks to the efforts of a Chisholm-area mother of two young girls, next week (Feb. 7-14) has been proclaimed “Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week” by Gov. Mark Dayton. Kelly Lambert wrote to Sen. David Tomassoni’s (DFL-Chisholm) office last month sharing her 10-month-old daughter Jaci’s story of open heart surgery at the […] Read more