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Two Highways, Two Mines, And An Uncertain Future For The Iron Range
Two Highways, Two Mines, And An Uncertain Future For The Iron Range
As the Highway 53 relocation project moves forward towards its fall 2017 completion date, a new road story is developing in the central part of the Iron Range;  Officials with Hibbing Taconite have put Saint Louis County on alert that it plans on mining the property near Chisholm where County Highway 5 currently resides.  The announcement means that a second highway on the Iron Range will need to
HibTac To Start Trucking Taconite Pellets To Superior Dock; One Hundred Trucks A Day Will Replace Rail As Cliffs Natural Resources Method Of Transportation
HibTac To Start Trucking Taconite Pellets To Superior Dock; One Hundred Trucks A Day Will Replace Rail As Cliffs Natural Resources Method Of Transportation
Get ready to see a lot of taconite pellets over the next few months.  Cliffs Natural Resources, which operates HibTac on the Iron Range announced that they will begin shipping their taconite pellets to the Allouez Dock in Superior by truck.  An estimated 100 trucks  a day - operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week will replace train cars, the usual method of shipping these pellets.
MPCA’s Sulfate And Wild Rice Study Released; More Information Needed Before Levels Are Adjusted [Update]
MPCA’s Sulfate And Wild Rice Study Released; More Information Needed Before Levels Are Adjusted [Update]
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has released their study on the affects of sulfate levels on the state's wild rice growth.  The raw data was released today, with a summary to be issued by the end of February. In general, it's the belief of those close to the situation that more research will need to be done in order to determine whether or not high sulfate levels cause harm to wild rice gro

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