Northshore Mining Donates $20,000 to Area Communities

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Mike Guzzo, Parks and Recreation director, Silver Bay and Carl Kerschen, human resources manager, Northshore Mining.

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    Mike Guzzo, Parks and Recreation director, Silver Bay and Carl Kerschen, human resources manager, Northshore Mining.

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March 5, 2012 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 1:01 PM CDT

Silver Bay, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Northshore Mining recently donated $20,000 to the communities of Silver Bay and Beaver Bay to improve public parks and facilities in those cities.

$10,000 will go to the Mary MacDonald baseball field in Silver Bay to restore and relocate the ball field. This project is meant to create safer access to the playground and recreational ball field for those who visit the park.

$10,000 will also go to Beaver Bay to help beautify the city and entice tourists to visit the city. Improvements will be made to the exterior of the fire house which is situated in a visible location for travelers on Highway 61. There are also plans to install signs to entice visitors to stop and learn more about the historical significance of the city.

These donations come after Northshore Mining was fined for air quality concerns coming out of their taconite facility in Silver Bay. These donations to Silver Bay and Beaver Bay are part of their community response after the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's fine on the mining facility.

Northshore Mining is owned by Cliff's Natural Resources Inc., an international mining and natural resources company based out of Cleveland, Ohio.

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