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August 7, 2019
CEO of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Lourenco Goncalves cuts a ribbon to celebrate the completion of a plant that will produce low silica DR-grade pellets on Tuesday at Northshore Mining. The new pellets are purer than standard iron ore pellets according to Cleveland-Cliffs. Ellen Schmidt/eschmidt@duluthnews.com play button
In northeast Minnesota, a new pellet points toward steel industry's future
August 7, 2019 - 7:00am
August 6, 2019
Shown here is the Pegasus Solar Project, which was developed by Geronimo Energy and is now operational in Brooten in central Minnesota.  Geronimo is planning to build the 200-megawatt Harmony solar project in rural Cass County.
Regulators look to create rule for dismantling solar facilities as industry moves into North Dakota
August 6, 2019 - 6:41pm
PolyMet is reusing and reclaiming the former LTV Steel Mining site near Hoyt Lakes. Photo courtesy of PolyMet Mining
Court order halts PolyMet water permit — for now
August 6, 2019 - 5:29pm
August 5, 2019
Plans for PolyMet include building dams to increase the storage capacity of tailings basins. One would be built in the distance to raise the basin on the right to the level of the area on the left. (file / News Tribune)
Court rules against environmentalist challenge to Minnesota mining rules
August 5, 2019 - 7:24pm
August 4, 2019
A group of North Dakota State University Extension specialists, landowners, oil workers and state officials gather at the site of an old brine pit near Glenburn in late July. Amy R. Sisk / Bismarck Tribune
'It will not grow a crop': A legacy of salt contamination draws attention, research to Bottineau County oilfields
August 4, 2019 - 6:45am
August 2, 2019
North Dakota oil spill affects Williams County grassland
August 2, 2019 - 5:30pm
July 31, 2019
Oil producer Whiting cuts 254 jobs
July 31, 2019 - 8:00pm
Crews install new tanks in June at a saltwater disposal facility owned by White Owl Energy Services. A fire erupted at the site in January, and the company is rebuilding with steel tanks, coated to prevent corrosion, for better protection during incidents like lightning strikes. Submitted photo
North Dakota, oil industry look to study lightning at saltwater disposal sites in oil patch
July 31, 2019 - 6:31pm
July 29, 2019
Money available for western South Dakota town's 1950s uranium workers, survivors
July 29, 2019 - 2:38pm
Workers pull underground wires that will carry generated power from the solar modules in a solar garden in Randolph Township on July 3. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Solar gardens blooming: Minnesota has more than one-third of the total solar mini-gardens in the nation
July 29, 2019 - 9:43am
July 28, 2019
Cody Two Bears, executive director of Indigenized Energy, stands in front of the new solar farm in Cannon Ball after Friday's grand opening celebration. He hopes his nonprofit can bring more renewable energy projects to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and surrounding communities. Amy R. Sisk / Bismarck Tribune
After pipeline fight, Standing Rock communities look to the sun to power their future
July 28, 2019 - 6:37am
July 27, 2019
Workers pull underground wires that will carry generated power from the solar modules in a solar garden in Randolph Township on July 3. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Solar gardens blooming: Minnesota has more than one-third of the total solar mini-gardens in the nation
July 27, 2019 - 4:31pm
Wrong coating likely used on parts of Keystone Pipeline, federal agency says
July 27, 2019 - 11:44am
July 18, 2019
 Twin Metals headquarters in Ely. (2017 file / News Tribune)
Twin Metals says it will use dry-stacking method to store tailings
July 18, 2019 - 5:21pm
July 17, 2019
Plans for PolyMet include building dams to increase the storage capacity of tailings basins. One would be built in the distance to raise the basin on the right to the level of the area on the left. (file / News Tribune)
EPA pushed for tighter, more enforceable PolyMet water permit for copper-nickel mine
July 17, 2019 - 7:56pm