Mining & Environmental News

Keetac Mine to Remain Indefinitely Idled

KEEWATIN, Minn. - U.S. Steel's Keetac mine remains indefinitely idled amid the coronavirus pandemic. In April, it was announced that layoffs would begin for employees who have been at the mine for three years or less. Of the roughly 380…

Minnesotans Receiving Mysterious Packets of Seeds From China

ST. PAUL, Minn. - On Monday, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced they've had multiple reports of residents receiving unsolicited packages of seeds appearing to come from China. “We’re uncertain what these seeds may be and why people are…

Wildfires in Superior National Forest, BWCA on Fourth of July

MINNESOTA -- According to the U.S. Fire Service, multiple wildfires burned in the Superior National Forest and BWCA on the Fourth of July. In the Superior National Forest, four wildfires were reported in the west area. Three wildfires were reported…

Minntac to Restart Production Lines Next Month

DULUTH, Minn. - U.S. Steel says they plan to restart production lines at its Minntac mine as early as next month. United Steelworkers Local 1938 representatives confirmed on Tuesday that production lines 6 and 7 are expected to restart on…