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Jonathan Holmes, general manager of ArcelorMittal Minorca mine near Virginia, points out differing depths of the taconite facility's Laurentian mine pit. (2007 file/News Tribune)

Iron Range mine's restart date pushed back two months

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DULUTH - Workers at ArcelorMittal's Minorca Mine have been informed that production of iron ore pellets there will resume Oct. 1, two months later than earlier expected.


The taconite-processing facility located just north of Virginia earlier was expected to restart Saturday. Now, with its restart date pushed back to Oct. 1, many of the operation's 300 employees probably will return to work Sept. 27.

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