Itasca County News


07/20/2018 06:45 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Cliffs' CEO Ready for New Leadership in Minnesota 

The leader of Cleveland-Cliffs made it clear how he feels about Governor Mark Dayton and his administration, during an earnings conference call on Friday. "Minnesota will be a lot better with a new governor and new people taking care of business in that state.


07/18/2018 07:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
ERP Iron Ore Abandoning Plans for Former Magnetation Site 

The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that Tom Clarke is scrapping plans to re-open the former Magnetation site near Grand Rapids. The ERP Iron Ore owner told the DNT Tuesday that "mining would be too expensive at the site."


07/13/2018 08:26 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Financial claims, bankruptcy demands mount for ERP Iron 

Just two days after Chippewa Capital Partners was awarded state mineral leases to mine at the former Essar Steel site in Nashwauk, its sister company, ERP Iron Ore , may be headed into bankruptcy for not paying its debts. Both Magnetation and Essar Steel were acquired in bankruptcy auctions.


07/13/2018 01:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota's best bike trail takes riders on a tour of the Iron Range 

By Day 2 and about Mile 69 of our bike ride up the Mesabi Trail , my friend Jim and I had already experienced a scenic overload. But when we hit the brand-new Hwy.


07/11/2018 02:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Public employee insurance consortium dissolves; small cities to feel the financial fallout 

On July 1, the Arrowhead Procare Pool, the consortium that provides health insurance for many public employees in the area, was dissolved and its board disbanded. Made up of more than 30 entities, and covering 900-plus employes, the discontinuation of Procare has come as a surprise to some.


07/10/2018 07:27 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Sheriff's Corner: How the severe weather warning system works in Cass County33 min ago 

The Cass County Sheriff's Office has recently received some questions concerning the use of weather sirens.


07/08/2018 11:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Blandin Foundation awards $3.3 million in grants, names new trustees 

Trustees of Blandin Foundation elected three new board members and approved 48 grants totaling $3,282,607 during their quarterly meeting on Monday, June 25 in Grand Rapids. Brian Nicklason, chair of the Foundation's board of trustees, announced that three Itasca County residents will join the Foundation's 12-member board in January 2019: Peter Birkey, Laura Connelly and Kayla Schubert-Aubid.