Hibbing News

06/22/2018 07:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Rochester Man Sentenced In Hibbing Officer-Involved Shooting 

HIBBING A Rochester man in a officer-involved shooting in Hibbing was sentenced to 10 years in prison, eligible for parole after two-thirds of serving time, Thursday at the St. Louis County Courthouse. 25-year-old Che Nathaniel Jones was convicted on three counts.

06/19/2018 03:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bust to boom: Iron Range revives just as trade war looms 

President Donald Trump will be greeted Wednesday, in his first visit to northern Minnesota, with a renewed optimism about the economy, including in Hibbing, which was hit hard by a downturn in the taconite industry just two years ago. While some on the Iron Range are already feeling some effects of tariffs against China, the iron ore industry is squarely behind Trump's strategy.

06/17/2018 11:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Retired raptor center co-founder continues rehabilitating birds 

President Pat Redig of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center in St. Paul and resident doctor Dana Franzen-Klein look at an X-ray of a young bald eagle which had a fish hook in the stomach, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Redig is retiring after 45 years of service.

06/09/2018 12:05 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Two Iron Range Kids Sickened by Bonfire Product 

Four-year-old Paxton was happily tossing a football and playing on a playground Friday morning. But just a few days ago, he was recovering in a Twin Cities hospital after getting sick from a bonfire product.

06/07/2018 12:20 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Chippewa Capital meets another state deadline for former Essar site in Nashwauk 

An Atlas Copco pit viper drill sits in 2014 on the site of Essar Steel Minnesota's stalled taconite mine project in Nashwauk, Minn. Chippewa Capital has met another state deadline to jumpstart the project.

05/30/2018 09:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
6 things to know about Iron Ranger, now bringing a taste of the Bold North to St. Paul 

My pasty -- a meat, potato and veggie pastry pie that originated in Cornwall as a miner's lunch -- was nearly the size of a frisbee. It might be a three-hour drive to the Iron Range, but these days you only need to stroll over to St. Paul's comely Grand Avenue to sample what Tom Forti, owner of the freshly opened Iron Ranger restaurant and pub, calls "the three P's: porketta, potica, and pasties."

05/29/2018 10:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Area firms seek to force ERP Iron into bankruptcy 

Four northern Minnesota companies have filed an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition against ERP Iron Ore LLC of Grand Rapids. Led by millionaire Thomas Clarke, ERP purchased the assets of Magnetation at a 2016 bankruptcy auction.

05/28/2018 09:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Northern Minnesota mining company CEO makes top pay list 

HIBBING, Minn.-Lourenco Goncalves, chairman, president and CEO of Cleveland-Cliffs that is working on mining projects in northern Minnesota, ranked 46th in a recent analysis of CEO compensation in 2017 by Equilar, which annually conducts a study for The New York Times. The top-200 highest-paid CEOs were published in the Sunday edition of the Times, which analyzes executives at public companies with at least $1 billion in annual revenue that filed proxies last year by April 30. According to Equilar, Goncalves earned a base salary of $1.3 million in 2017, a cash bonus of more than $9.2 million and other perks totaling $536,946.