Thursday Mar 6
Essar: The waiting game
Years ago, there was elation in the air. An area long gripped by high unemployment and dotted with abandoned mines was about to make a big comeback.
$1.7B Minnesota taconite development still sitting partially built
It seems like every other month or so Essar Steel Minnesota is in the news, and the news usually isn't good for the fledgling taconite company that broke ground in 2008 and has all its permits in place but still isn't producing any iron ore.
Facing financing woes, Essar construction slows
A lack of financing for the Essar project continues to be an issue for the as-of-yet unfinished mining and pellet plant project near Nashwauk.
Unions: Some Contractors Pull Off Essar Site
There are reportedly more payment problems at the Essar Steel Minnesota project.