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Cleveland-Cliffs Delivers State of the Business

Business leaders, city and state officials gather in Chisholm.

CHISHOLM, Minn.-¬†Chisholm business leaders, city and state officials, and employees heard a state of the business update from the iron ore mining company Cleveland-Cliffs. President, Chairman and CEO Lourenco Goncalves spent the beginning of his presentation detailing Cleveland-Cliffs’s growth since he took over in August 2014. But soon he delved into the environmental impacts of iron ore mining, clean steel-making…

Dayton Discusses Development of Mesabi Metallics Site

Governor and Local Politicians Meet at Nashwauk City Hall

NASHWAUK, Minn.- Nashwauk City Hall, abuzz with anticipation as Governor Mark Dayton updated local officials about the Mesabi Metallics proposed iron ore pellet mine. In a meeting closed to press, Dayton says he’s been promised by Mesabi’s CEO that reconstruction of the site will start in March of 2019. “My mother used to say actions speak louder than words,” said…

Mesabi Metallics Laying Off Half Their Staff

Opportunities Await Employees at Grand Rapids Plant

NASHWAUK, Minn. – Mesabi Metallics has announced it is reducing its workforce in half at its newly acquired facility in Nashwauk from 50 to 25 workers. Recently the company was bought up by Chippewa Capital Partners during bankruptcy proceedings. The mine in Nashwauk is not yet completed, but instead of current company employees finishing it, a third-party will be hired….