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  1. Steelworkers plan strike authorization votes at U.S. Steel facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | Business North

    The United Steelworkers union said Saturday that its local leaders will be scheduling strike authorization votes, as negotiations for a new contract with U.S. Steel are at an impasse. The current contract between the union and Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel - which includes the Minntac and Keetac mines on Minnesota's Iron Range - expires on Saturday night.

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  2. Minnesota officials consider continuing lawsuit against feds over healthcare dollarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | Business North

    Even as Minnesota officials celebrate the restoration of $85 million in federal health care funds this week, they are considering whether to continue suing the federal government. In December, the Trump administration abruptly withdrew subsidies which the state expected to use to fund MinnesotaCare.

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  3. Entrepreneur Fund, Great River Energy combine resourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Business North

    Celebrating the infusion of $1 million into an economic development loan fund are, from left, Mike Lattery and Shawn Wellnitz of the Entrepreneur Fund and Bob Bruckbauer and Tom Lambrecht of Great River Energy. Celebrating the infusion of $1 million into an economic development loan fund are, from left, Mike Lattery and Shawn Wellnitz of the Entrepreneur Fund and Bob Bruckbauer and Tom Lambrecht of Great River Energy.

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  4. Court sides with Nubai, dethrones Clark at Chippewa Capital PartnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | Business North

    A judge has prohibited Tom Clarke from claiming to be a leader of Chippewa Capital Partners or representing the company in any way. An order issued on Friday by U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz grants the preliminary injunction against Clarke that was sought by Nubai Global Investment Ltd. Clarke and Nubai disagree over who controls Chippewa, the company that successfully bid in a bankruptcy auction to restructure the partially developed assets in Nashwauk formerly controlled by Essar Steel Minnesota, which eventually came to be known as Mesabi Metallics.

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  5. For Clarke, a steep hill to climbRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2018 | Business North

    Roughly two years after purchasing Magnetation and Essar Steel Minnesota in bankruptcy auctions, Tom Clarke, front man for both, faces challenges that include ERPI's Chapter 11 bankruptcy declaration and a decision by his own investors at Nubai Global Investment Ltd. to remove him as chief executive of their northern Minnesota companies. In a July 27 interview, however, Clarke was optimistic.

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  6. Reif Performing Arts Center New Season Tickets on Sale Monday Aug. 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Business North

    The Reif Performing Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Minn. announces its 2018-2019 live entertainment season tickets go on sale Monday, August 6 beginning at 8:30 a.m. There are more than 50 scheduled shows with more planned through June, 2019.

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  7. ERP seeks voluntary bankruptcy protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | Business North

    ERP Iron Ore of Grand Rapids has filed for bankruptcy protection in Minnesota District Court, St. Paul. The move comes three years after a predecessor company, Magnetation, declared bankruptcy on the same operation, in which iron is recovered from tailings.

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  8. Blandin Foundation awards $3.3 million in grants, names new trusteesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 | Business North

    Trustees of Blandin Foundation elected three new board members and approved 48 grants totaling $3,282,607 during their quarterly meeting on Monday, June 25 in Grand Rapids. Brian Nicklason, chair of the Foundation's board of trustees, announced that three Itasca County residents will join the Foundation's 12-member board in January 2019: Peter Birkey, Laura Connelly and Kayla Schubert-Aubid.

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  9. Minnesota Power, Grand Rapids utility and Itasca County partner to preserve Ainsworth siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2018 | Business North

    Minnesota Power is investing $2 million in a new electrical substation at the former Ainsworth oriented strand board mill site in partnership with Grand Rapids Public Utilities and the Itasca Economic Development Corp. . The new substation will enhance the marketability of the former mill site as IEDC works to attract new industrial applications.

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  10. Korte joins Entrepreneur Fund as loan officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Business North

    "Mike's experience and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to serve clients throughout greater Minnesota and Wisconsin," said Shawn Wellnitz, CEO of the Entrepreneur Fund. "More and more business owners are opening and expanding businesses in our region.

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  11. Viking Electric Supply will move to new, larger Duluth structureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | Business North

    Duluth's Viking Electric Supply warehouse and office will relocate in January to a new building at 3800 W. Superior St., about six blocks from its current location at 4531 W. First St. The new location, behind SuperOne's West Duluth warehouse, will feature a two-story, 36,962-square-foot facility. The first-floor footprint is planned for 29,618 square feet and will include a city desk, showroom, reception area and warehouse.

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  12. Park Financial Group initiates Mesaba Bancshares investmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Business North

    Rob Marwick, left, chief executive officer of American Bank of the North, and Park Financial Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Saber. Rob Marwick, left, chief executive officer of American Bank of the North, and Park Financial Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Saber.

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  13. Area firms pressure ERP Iron to pay bills or face bankruptcyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | Business North

    Four northern Minnesota companies have filed an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition against ERP Iron Ore LLC of Grand Rapids. Led by millionaire Thomas Clarke, ERP purchased the assets of Magnetation at a 2016 bankruptcy auction.

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  14. Area firms seek to force ERP Iron into bankruptcyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | Business North

    Four northern Minnesota companies have filed an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition against ERP Iron Ore LLC of Grand Rapids. Led by millionaire Thomas Clarke, ERP purchased the assets of Magnetation at a 2016 bankruptcy auction.

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  15. McCoy acquires seven regional John Deere stores from NortraxRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | Business North

    McCoy Group, Inc. a family-owned company based in Dubuque is expanding its business base with the purchase of seven John Deere Construction and Forestry stores serving northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from Nortrax, Inc. The acquisition is effective immediately. The company, which will do business as McCoy Construction & Forestry , has acquired facilities in Escanaba, Merrill, Chippewa Falls, Ashland, Duluth, Grand Rapids and Bemidji.

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  16. Dow to succeeds Marty as REIF Center executive directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | Business North

    The Myles Reif Performing Arts Center Board in Grand Rapids has named Shantel Dow executive director. She established her own artist booking agency in 2004 and has 30 years of experience in arts management as well being an amateur musician.

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  17. Voters OK $64 million school construction projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | Business North

    Voters in Independent School District 318 on Tuesday narrowly approved a nearly $64 million ballot question to construct two new elementary buildings and renovate another. The number of "yes" votes totaled 3,249, while 3,187 voted against the ballot question.

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  18. Stakeholders set sights on Cross Range Expressway completionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | Business North

    In Grand Rapids, Highway 169 crosses Highway 2 and continues northeast to terminate at Highway 53 in Virginia, touching many of the Range communities on the way. Dubbed the Cross Range Expressway, it has four lanes except for a nine mile stretch roughly between Scenic Highway 7 near Taconite and Highway 65 near Pengilly.

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  19. Group pushes for removal of old Enbridge pipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Business North

    Enbridge Energy wants to leave its aging Line 3 oil pipeline in the ground if it gets Minnesota regulators' approval to build a replacement across northern Minnesota. But with a decision on whether to approve the contentious project a few months away, a growing chorus of landowners and tribal groups is calling for Enbridge to remove the old pipeline if the new one gets the OK.

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  20. Lake Country Power helps finance several regional projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2018 | Business North

    Although their primary purpose is providing power to residents and businesses, electric cooperatives also are playing a significant role in funding local economic development projects. Grand Rapids-based Lake County Power, which has a service area that stretches across parts of eight counties in northeast Minnesota and approximately 43,000 members, helped with funding a number of recent projects.

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