Everyday, in nearly every facet of life, we use products created by Minnesota’s iron mining industry. Unearthed on northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range in 1884, iron mining has long-played, and continues to play, a vital role in every individual’s life. From the cars we drive and the bridges we drive on, to the skyscrapers that line our country’s skylines to the wind turbines generating power throughout the nation, iron mining has built America. Every American born will need 27,416 pounds of iron in their lifetime. 98% of the iron mined from northeastern Minnesota and around the world, is processed into steel, which makes up so many of the products, services, infrastructure and transportation methods that we use nearly every single day.
by Northwest Indiana Times, July 20, 2016 The U.S. Department of Commerce is looking at slapping tariffs of up to 59 percent on heavy walled structural tubing steel from Korea, Mexico and Turkey. U.S. steelmakers had sought tariffs on the steel products that are used in oil exploration and energy production, and often shaped from…Read More »
by Duluth News Tribune editorial board, June 5, 2016 U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan doesn’t flinch, doesn’t even hesitate, when asked his top priority right now. “(Getting) the Iron Range community and business interests back on track,” the congressman said Friday in an exclusive interview with the News Tribune editorial board. “And it’s not just about…Read More »
by Dan Kraker, MPR, May 31, 2016 United Taconite, a huge open pit iron ore mine in Eveleth and taconite pellet plant in Forbes, will restart operations in mid-October and ramp up to full production by November, according to Cliffs Natural Resources CEO Lourenco Goncalves. “Now we have a firm timeline to start bringing people back…Read More »
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True or false: Minnesota Iron Mining accounts for 30% of the region’s gross regional product (GRP).
Complete this sentence correctly: “Imagine Life Without _______ .”
______% of all wind turbine towers are made of tubular steel.
True or false: “Iron mining helped contribute more than $3 billion to the state’s economy in 2010 and helped support more than 11,200 jobs.”
Minnesota has been mining iron ore for _____ years.