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NRRI Identifies Valuable Aggregate Resources in Taconite Pit

July 8, 2020

NRRI paves the way for 'waste rock' to become high value aggregate resource for local roads.

Kory Jenkins takes a selfie wearing mask as he stands in front of parts for PAPR respirators.

NRRI Keeps Research Moving Forward

June 29, 2020

When the pandemic hit, NRRI quickly pivoted to continue critical research for Minnesota, Federal agencies and industry partners.

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Meet the Researcher: Dr. Chan Lan Chun

June 15, 2020

Scientist enjoys unraveling the complexities of sulfate challenges

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More Efficient Grinding for Iron Range industries

June 9, 2020

NRRI helps Iron Range modernize with new, more efficient rock crushing technology.

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Frogs and Toads Help Scientists Monitor Ecosystems

May 22, 2020

Scientists use decade of data on anuran species to track environmental change.

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Meet the Researcher: Victor Krause

May 5, 2020

Victor Krause collaborates from the Twin Ports to the Twin Cities to drive innovations that reduce landfill waste.

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NRRI Joins Effort to Provide COVID-19 Respirators

April 30, 2020

NRRI's Additive Manufacturing Lab gets busy to help two local businesses meet the regional need for respirators.

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Climate and Governance

April 23, 2020

UMD's $500K NSF grant will help address Great Lakes water levels and climate change. 

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Cooped up for COVID?

April 8, 2020

NRRI and the U have some unique resources that may be useful while practicing social distancing. Take a look!

'Geo-robust' Trees Developed for Future Green Markets

March 19, 2020

NRRI develops trees that can grow fast across many climate zones in anticipation of expanding bio-based markets.

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