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.
Show your support with our 100% cotton, made in the U.S.A. t-shirts. Available in two colors in both men’s and women’s styles for a limited time. ORDER YOURS today!
Since Minnesota first started mining iron ore in 1884, iron mining and, thereby, steel production in the United States has played (and continues to play) a vital role in every Minnesotan’s life. It’s not only the products made from iron and steel that we use day to day, but the unseen contributions these industries make…Read More »
by Angie Riebe, Mesabi Daily News, June 22, 2017 The Highway 53 bridge could one day be called…umm, Bridgy McBridge Face? Well, perhaps maybe not. But it is one of Beth Pierce’s favorites of the silly submissions to the Iron Range Tourism Bureau’s Name the Bridge Contest. Click here to read more.Read More »
posted by WDIO, June 13, 2017 It’s been a roller coaster ride for folks waiting for progress on the former Essar site. Click here to read more.Read More »
0 of 5 questions completed
Test your knowledge of Minnesota’s Iron Mining Industry!
You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again.
Quiz is loading...
You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz.
You have to finish following quiz, to start this quiz:
0 of 5 questions answered correctly
Time has elapsed
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.