This Week in Mining

Better News for Keetac: 175 Staying on for Maintenance During Shutdown

Keewatin Taconite is in the process of shutting down production. And all 412 employees were put on notice they could be laid off. But the plan is to keep about 175 on for maintenance projects.

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Mesabi Nugget in Hoyt Lakes has been idle since February and will remain idled due to low pig iron prices.
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  • Nolan Holds Hearing on Trade Partnership, Hears from Steelworkers