Monday, April 18, 2011 By Aaron Brown
I've often said that it makes deep, logical sense to produce steel in the same place you mine ore. It would save gobs of energy and transportation cost. And I hope Essar does proceed with their stated plans. But I think we on the Iron Range would be wise to plan for a world where one company and one project can't save the region or any given town (in this case, Nashwauk) within the region.