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Iron Range

Apr 29, 2016

Iron Range debate picks up steam

Auditor’s sharp critique has led to a rush on reforms for board

Sep 2, 2015

Still making a pitch for region, state

Catching up with former DFL Rep. Joe Radinovich and former Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

Aug 28, 2015

Tomassoni reflects on 2015 battles

The Minnesota Senate veteran says the special session led to ‘a bit of theater.’

Aug 12, 2015

Colleagues remember David Dill as House’s ‘quiet giant”

The entrepreneur and avid sportsman managed to ingratiate himself with a variety of political figures from different regions, ideologies and backgrounds.

May 15, 2015

Ortman: ‘I’ve always thought this is not a career’

Retiring suburban senator says it’s time for ‘new energy from new folks.'

Apr 3, 2015

Dayton heads to Iron Range as layoff concerns loom

The governor plans to address union workers and hear their concerns after Tuesday’s notice that Pennsylvania-based U.S. Steel will lay off 680 more workers when it partially shutters its Minntac mine in June, nearly halving the Mountain Iron facility’s workforce.

Dec 10, 2014

Wetland protections face renewed scrutiny

With the new GOP majority in the House pledging to focus on rural issues, the Iron Range’s seven-member, all-DFL delegation appears positioned yet again to make an outsized impact at the Capitol.

Oct 8, 2014

Mills, Nolan differ in style and substance

Eighth District candidates Rick Nolan, Stewart Mills and Ray "Skip" Sandman debate guns, health care, the environment and foreign policy.

Feb 21, 2014

Disparities study doesn’t quiet Iron Range debate

A new report from the Minnesota Department of Revenue details how an Iron Range revenue sharing program increases the tax burden on businesses.

May 8, 2013

House passes new solar standard for utilities

The centerpiece of the bill is a new standard for investor-owned utilities like Xcel Energy to generate 4 percent of their electricity from solar sources by 2025.

Dec 26, 2012

What to watch for in Minnesota’s coming legislative session

Here’s a guide to key policy matters that are likely to be addressed and heavily lobbied in the 2013 legislative session.

May 30, 2012

School trust land swap hangs in limbo

Lawmakers in St. Paul and Washington, D.C., have tried in recent months to free a vast amount of school trust land from the even vaster confines of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA).

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