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 more than 20,000 pounds of iron in their lifetime. More than 85% of the iron mined in the United States is mined in northeast Minnesota to be processed into steel, which makes up so many of the products, services, infrastructure and transportation methods that we use nearly every single day.
Thousands of people flock to Canal Park in Duluth, Minn., each year to watch and wave at the massive ships entering and exiting the Duluth harbor under the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge. What many don’t know is that when they are watching the ships, they are watching an integral part of Minnesota’s iron mining process….Read More »
by John Myers, Duluth News Tribune, April 2, 2018 Cleveland-Cliffs is ready to break ground on its long-promised hot-briquetted iron plant in Toledo, Ohio that will help boost production at Northshore Mining in Silver Bay. Northshore will produce the HBI-ready taconite pellets used at the $700 million Toledo plant that’s predicted to produce 1.6 million…Read More »
The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership, March 28, 2018 Located at the western-most point of Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, the Port of Duluth-Superior is considered the “bulk cargo capital” of the Great Lakes. Economy Truly the start of the seaway system, the Port of Duluth-Superior connects the U.S. and Canadian heartland to the rest of the…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.