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.
Whether you work in the Minnesota Iron mining industry or are born, bred, and proud of your northern Minnesota roots, you know Minnesotans can be proud of the DEDICATED, RESPONSIBLE, and INNOVATIVE Minnesota iron industry.
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by Dee DePass, Star Tribune The recall of laidoff workers at the United Taconite plant and the start of construction on a $65 million iron-ore pellet plant in Forbes, Minn., is bringing much needed good news to Minnesota’s Iron Range. Gov. Mark Dayton, Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., company officials and scores of recently recalled workers…Read More »
by Pittsburgh Business Times United States Steel Corp. CEO Mario Longhi praised the U.S. Department of Commerce’s ruling on three trade cases the company filed in 2015 that include a 57 percent duty on two South Korean companies’ imports of hot-rolled steel. The cases involved imported hot-rolled steel from Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, Turkey, Australia,…Read More »
Minnesota’s iron mining industry is facing new market realities. In 2015, while the broader American economy grew modestly, global market conditions and competitive pressures from overseas resulted in the idling of iron ore mines and layoffs for thousands of people who work in the mining industry. The numerous businesses that provide support to the mining…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.