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Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • U.S. Steel CEO: Worst appears to be over

    by Len Boselovic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 26, 2016 U.S. Steel president and CEO Mario Longhi said today the worst days of the industry’s latest cyclical swoon appear to be over. “It’s my perception that we have probably seen bottom,” Mr. Longhi told reporters following U.S. Steel’s shareholder meeting this morning at U.S. Steel Tower, Downtown….

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  • Silver Bay City Council establishes Black Beach Park

    by News Chronicle Staff, April 23, 2016 The Silver Bay City Council last week unanimously voted that three Lake Superior beaches — Black Beach, Agate Beach and Peach Beach — will be included in a public park known as Black Beach Park. The issue came up Monday when the council was discussing options for Minnesota…

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  • Is Mining Important?

    This video from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration (SME) shows how absolutely everything we depend on is either made from minerals or relies on minerals for its production and distribution. WATCH

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  • 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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  • Six Americans Impacted by the Steel Imports Crisis Speak Out

    by Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch, Alliance for American Manufacturing, April 12, 2016 Steelworkers across the country are reeling because of China’s unchecked steel overcapacity. More than 1,500 people have been laid off in Granite City, Ill. In Fairfield, Ala., about 1,000 people are currently out of work. There also have been tens of thousands of additional layoffs…

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  • Explaining the Iron Range downturn: Layoffs amid the challenges of a global economy

    by Dan Kraker, MPR, April 11, 2016 Iron deposits in Minnesota’s northeastern quadrant have given the state’s Iron Range its name and its purpose — but they’ve also set the region along the boom-and-bust roller coaster of a mining-based economy. Minnesota’s iron ore mining industry has been hit hard by a surge in steel imports to…

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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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