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A small pile of a dozen pieces of iron nuggets of varying sizes.

State funding will move Minnesota's mining future forward

January 31, 2017

NRRI's Mining Innovation Initiative received $2.6M from the state legislature. What are we doing with it?
Two lengths of wood, one dark brown, one almost black, are posed on a white bucket.

NRRI expands markets for modified wood

January 26, 2017

Overcoming a hurdle in wood treatment leads to higher value products from wood resources.
Thick stands of cattails line a river that cannot be seen through the green vegetation

Jobs, clean fuel come with NRRI solution for invasive plant in Africa

December 14, 2016

NRRI proposes a solution to removing an invasive plant in Africa that could provide much needed jobs and a cooking fuel source.
Man sits in office holding award plaque

Niemi receives recognition for ornithology career

December 7, 2016

A career dedicated to avian science leads to ornithology award for NRRI Scientist Jerry Niemi.
Image of annual report with taconite pellets on cover.

NRRI 2016 Annual Report is now available

November 28, 2016

NRRI published its first annual report for fiscal year 2016 (July 2015 - June 2016). Available in print (by request) or online.
A dozen men in construction attire pose in front of a partially constructed structure.

Deconstruction brings jobs to the northland

November 23, 2016

NRRI helps find markets for used construction materials while a social enterprise creates jobs, teaches skills in the northland.
Three pine martens outside of a tree cavity.

Marten habitat research informs forest planning

November 23, 2016

A need to nest in old tree cavities means the American marten has something to tell us about long-range forest planning.
NRRI building with double rainbow over the top.

NRRI delivers high return on state's investment

November 3, 2016

A new study aimed at estimating the value of NRRI finds the institution is giving back to Minnesota tenfold on its investment.
Large balloon being lowered by crane into water.

Iron Range holds possibilities for energy storage

October 21, 2016

NRRI is investigating whether abandoned mine pits and shafts can serve the state's renewable energy future as energy storage facilities.
Industrial scene of large glowing furnace, person in front dwarfed by machinery.

NRRI testing starts Cliffs down path of new pellet plant

October 21, 2016

Cliffs contacted NRRI's minerals lab in 2007 to determine if their United Taconite mine could produce high-fluxed pellets.


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