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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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.