1,000 Miners Back to Work, Mustang Pellet Project Breaks Ground
Article by Mark Sauer, Mesabi Daily News
Thanks to Rep. Nolan’s successful push to increase tariffs on foreign steel Cliffs Natural Resources has seen enough demand to break ground on the Mustang Pellet Project, which is part of a $65 million dollar investment by the company into the Iron Range that will put 1,000 miners back to work.
Rep. Nolan's invite to Secretary Foxx helps 8th District
Op-ed by Rep. Rick Nolan, Duluth News Tribune
After Rep. Nolan invited Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to Duluth last month, he knows that revitalizing transportation and infrastructure in the 8th district will be a top priority of the federal government. “Now, every time another transportation grant request for our area comes across his desk in Washington, Secretary Foxx will remember the close collaboration, careful planning and wise investments he saw in Duluth.”
Visit by Transportation Secretary already a win for 8th District
Articles from Boreal Community Media and Fox 21
Rep. Nolan knew inviting Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx would be a win for the 8th District, but who knew how quickly it would be? Just four days after the Secretary’s visit the Department of Transportation awarded a grant of nearly $120,000 to the Grand Marais/Cook County Airport for infrastructure improvements. But, Grand Marais isn’t the only airport getting an upgrade.
BWCA mining hearing, made possible by Rep. Nolan, takes place
Article by Bill Hanna, Mesabi Daily News (photo by Mark Sauer)
After Rep. Nolan made it possible to have the US Forest Service conduct a public hearing on a new mine in the BWCA watershed in Duluth and not in Washington, the meeting finally took place this week. People from all walks of life were able to voice their concerns and support for the project. The Forest Service will hold another session in Ely on July 19.
TPP not only a bad deal for the Range, but for the whole World
Article by Julie Makinen, from Duluth News Tribune (photo by Xiumei Dong)
Rep. Nolan’s number one priority is keeping and growing jobs for our northeast Minnesota communities and for that reason he opposes the TPP, a deal that cause inestimable damage to us. But, Rep. Nolan also knows that as terrible a deal as it is for us, it’s also a crummy deal for the rest of the World.
More Innovation on the Range thanks to Rep. Nolan
Article by John Myers, Duluth News Tribune (photo by Bob King)
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Rick Nolan to get the Iron Range back to work it’s been announced that new innovation could be coming to range as Cliffs Natural Resources looks to open the first ever direct-reduced iron facility in the Mesabi Range on the now bankrupt Essar Steel site.
Representative Nolan's bipartisan STOP Act will get Congress back to work
Rep. Nolan set down with the Sunlight Foundation to discuss his bipartisan bill to end the practice of having members of Congress take time from their job of governing to dial for dollars. The STOP Act will ensure that Representatives and Senators get back to work.
House passes Nolan defense amendments promoting lung cancer research
Article by Mark Wasserbauer MNGEA
Rep. Nolan today boosted funding for the Department of Defense's (DoD) lung cancer research program by $2 million with his amendment to the DoD Appropriations bill. Rep. Nolan is an original co-Chair of the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus and is fighting hard to end a disease that kills 1 in 4 cancer victims.
If the trans-Pacific partnership is going to happen, it's going to happen after the election
Article by Sam Brodey MinnPost
Rep. Rick Nolan is a vocal opponent of the trans-Pacific partnership, a deal that will put the mining and metals industry that is so crucial to the 8th district economy at a competitive disadvantage to international competition. He's fighting hard to ensure that when it goes to vote, it gets voted down.
Two war veterans receive long awaited recognition
Article by Mackenzie Scott KBJR
They served on the frontlines, but never got the recognition or benefits they deserved, until now. With the help of US Congressman Rick Nolan, two Northland veterans were awarded medals today for their service.
United Taconite to reopen in October
Article by John Myers DNT
"I'm very proud that our work on steel dumping is showing results, and I'm especially thankful these miners will be returning to work." Nolan