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2014-09-12 16:21:40

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announces that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the final necessary federal permits for expansion of the company's Minntac facility, located in Mountain Iron, Minn. The taconite mine extension project received the necessary state permits earlier this year. "We are very thankful for the support of our congressional delegation - Senators Klobuchar and Franken and Congressman Nolan, in...

2014-01-23 16:21:36

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnetation LLC ("Magnetation") announced that it will hold a conference call on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results. The financial results will be available on https://magnetation.com/financial_reporting/ no later than February 28, 2014. To access the financial results and login information for the conference call, a party must pre-register and...

2009-07-27 18:25:11

Workers in Minnesota's taconite industry are being asked to take part in a study to determine why so many of them are getting a rare cancer, researchers say. University of Minnesota scientists said letters began going out Monday to current and former employees of mining companies that extract the iron-bearing rock from the earth of northern Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The mystery is why higher-than-expected numbers of the workers have developed -- and succumbed to --...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.