For the last week and one-half, the Itasca County Commissioners have been caught between the proverbial rock and hard place.
The former president of a mining company that once planned to build a $1.5 billion iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin is being fined for polluting an aquifer near a mine in Spain.
There was no decision made Friday about the possible sale of bankrupt Magnetation. As it did Tuesday, the Itasca County Board adjourned again without taking action that is needed before an unnamed investor will purchase the scram mining operation.
Local stakeholders and regional lawmakers gathered Monday in Grand Rapids at an official ground breaking for Swan Machine. The company’s new, permanent manufacturing facility will be located on Sixth Ave. SE, behind the Sherwin Williams paint store.