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Subsidies for Iron Range Plant Awaiting Gov. Dayton’s OK

Iron Range officials hope to see Gov. Mark Dayton's signature on bills that include millions of dollars in subsidies for an unidentified wood siding manufacturer.

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Authorities Investigating Iron Range Death

Authorities are investigating how a 20-year-old Hibbing man ended up dead near a former mine on the Iron Range.

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House Republicans Take Aim at Iron Range Investment Board

Republican lawmakers in the Minnesota House are taking aim at a state agency that invests in the Iron Range and whose structure was called into question earlier this year.

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After Doubts, Lawmakers Close in on Iron Range Relief

Legislative leaders are closing in on a deal to extend unemployment insurance for thousands of laid-off miners on the Iron Range.

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Prospect of Quick Benefits for Iron Rangers Hits Snag

The prospect of quickly extending unemployment benefits for laid-off steelworkers on the Iron Range continues to be mired in politics.

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Dayton Seeks Benefits for More Laid-off Iron Range Workers

Gov. Mark Dayton and key members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to expedite approval of extended unemployment benefits for workers laid off from companies that serve iron mining industry.

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EPA Backs Final Environmental Review for PolyMet Mine

The Environmental Protection Agency says the final environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine adequately addresses comments it made about earlier drafts of the massive document and says its remaining concerns can be addressed later.

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Dayton Impressed by Independent Review Tied to Michigan Mine

innesota Gov. Mark Dayton has brought back ideas from a Michigan mine tour for building community confidence if a proposed copper-nickel operation is approved for northeastern Minnesota.

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State Cuts Royalty Rates on Taconite Mined by US Steel

U.S. Steel will temporarily pay less in royalties to Minnesota for the ore it extracts from the Iron Range.

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House, Senate Move To Provide Help to Idled Taconite Workers

A measure that has won initial backing of Minnesota House and Senate lawmakers would ensure that Iron Range taconite workers are eligible for unemployment benefits when several plants are idled in coming months.

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