Senator Hauschild Applauds Executive Council Approval of Mineral Leases

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Senator Grant Hauschild (DFL—Hermantown) said on Thursday afternoon that the Minnesota Executive Council approved new mineral leases for Cleveland-Cliffs at the former Mesabi Metallics site in Nashwauk, Minnesota. 

“I applaud the DNR and Cleveland-Cliffs for negotiating a fair deal on the Nashwauk leases, and I was glad to see a unanimous vote of support from the executive council,” said Senator Hauschild. “This deal will extend the life of Hib-Tac for decades and will save hundreds of mining jobs for workers and families across the Iron Range.”

Photo courtesy of Minnesota Senate Media. Description: Senator Grant Hauschild (DFL—Hermantown, center), Representative Dave Lislegard (DFL—Aurora, left), and IRRR Commissioner Ida Rukavina (right) look on as Governor Walz signs the two lawmakers’ bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits for the workers of Northshore Mining.


Senator Grant Hauschild represents Senate District 3 – the Arrowhead, Iron Range, and Northland. He is vice chair of the Labor Committee, and serves on the Education Policy Committee, Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee, and Taxes Committee.

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