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What would life be like without iron?

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.

  • Vehicles
  • Appliances – refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers
  • Bridges
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation – shipping, roads, buses, trains
  • Power generation – wind turbines, solar panels
  • Infrastructure
  • National Defense (military use)

Now, Imagine LiFe without iron.

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News

  • Nolan: Minnesota can have mining and clean water

    by John Myers, Duluth News Tribune, April 12, 2016 U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Tuesday told a convention of mining executives that Minnesota can have both mining and a clean environment, and that he’s working to make sure copper mining happens in the state. Nolan, D-Crosby, who represents Northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range, was the opening…

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  • SME Conference funding approved for Dislocated Workers (DW) through Workforce Centers

    Are you laid off from a mining operation or mining industry vendor? If so, you are eligible to attend the 2016 SME MN Conference!   SME Conference funding approved for Dislocated Workers (DW) through Workforce Centers   The 89th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of SME is the top performing regional minerals conference in the Midwest…

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  • Iron ore to flow to steel mills as Soo Locks reopen

    by  Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana Times, March 30, 2016 Lake freighters can again haul iron ore from Minnesota’s Iron Range to Northwest Indiana’s steel mills after the Soo Locks in Michigan reopened for the season. “When it comes to first pour steel, this country’s stronghold is the Great Lakes basin,” said Vanta Coda, executive…

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