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PolyMet is planning an open-pit mine, tailings basin and processing facility near Hoyt Lakes and Babbitt. The mine would be the first of its kind in Minnesota.
Several local businesses open, expanded their offerings or welcomed new ownership in the past year.
The leadership program offered by the Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce offers participants skills they can carry with them throughout their careers, officials say.
The FBI alleges in search warrant affidavits that Feeding Our Future, the state’s largest independent sponsor of federal food programs, submitted false reimbursement records and conspired with business owners who stole and laundered funds as part of a “massive fraud” involving shell companies, kickbacks and dozens of bank accounts.

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Concerns about a production issue in her dad's soybean field has led to a prestigious scholarship for Hankinson, North Dakota, student Emma Kratcha.
State jobless rate fell to 3.1% in December
A Department of Commerce report found the company “failed to follow ‘good utility practice’ in maintaining and repairing its coal fired power plant.”
Talon, which has not yet began the permitting process, would need to start shipping concentrate by 2026.
Seven Northland driving exam stations that were closed through most of the pandemic will reopen by the end of January.
The growth of online shopping and its effect on local taxes was a cause for concern among civic leaders. New research has shown those concerns are largely unfounded.

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Even the pandemic’s grip on the economy loosens, a new challenge is cropping up for child care professionals at the new facility, and for teachers, across the region: an apparent labor shortage.
The upcoming configuration of Highway 210 and County Road 61 will be aimed at preventing T-bone crashes.
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission says Wisconsin DNR analysis includes flaws "large and small."

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