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Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

February 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PAWTUCKET, R.I. The Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday. Continue Reading

North Carolina man charged in racially-tinged Iron Range stabbings

June 26, 2012 in DL-Online


Quincy Lamont Pemberton, 31, is charged with one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault for a weekend incident in which two men were stabbed in Virginia.
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Community mourns 2 Hibbing teens killed in crash

April 29, 2012 in DL-Online

Hibbing High School students cope with the deaths of two classmates who died in a rollover crash Saturday evening just weeks shy of graduation. Continue Reading

Two Iron Range teens killed in rollover crash

April 29, 2012 in DL-Online

Two 17-year-old girls from Hibbing were killed when their car rolled over into a creek in rural St. Louis County on Saturday evening. Continue Reading

Commentary: If the Iron Lady had watched GOP debates …

February 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

It’s a good thing that the Margaret Thatcher we remember isn’t running for president as a Republican. A conservative icon, she would nonetheless be tarred today as a “big government liberal,” “raiser of taxes,” “European socialist” and RINO, which stands for Republican in Name Only.
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Taconite mining plants on Minnesota’s Iron Range operated at close to capacity in 2011

January 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s taconite mining operations ran at or close to capacity in 2011. The Mesabi Daily News reports that the Iron Range produced an estimated 38.9 million tons of iron pellets last year. That’s 3.8 million tons more than in 2010, and much better than the 17.1 million in the downturn year of 2009.
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Minnesota taconite industry strikes while iron (ore price) is hot

December 12, 2011 in DL-Online

The price of iron ore has bounced around on the global market in recent months, topping out at a record-high near $200 per ton earlier this year before falling to about $135 in November. But the roller-coaster ride doesn’t seem to be hurting Minnesota’s taconite industry. Continue Reading

Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune

June 10, 2011 in DL-Online

Mark Plumley caught just one fish on Wednesday, but he made it count. Fishing on Snowbank Lake near Ely, Plumley caught what may be the largest silver-phase northern pike ever caught in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Minnesota senators vote to take Range money to balance budget

March 28, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL — Republican senators beat back Democrats’ efforts 36-27 to keep an Iron Range economic development fund whole today as the Senate approved a jobs bill.
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Iron Range Lawmakers object to plans to take millions from jobs fund

March 24, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Money from the Douglas J. Johnson Fund are supposed to be used to diversity jobs on the Range, where most work is related to mining. Continue Reading