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Monthly Archives: January 2018

  • President Trump receives letter from Minnesota’s federal lawmakers on steel industry following investigation

    KBJR, Jan. 24, 2018 U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, as well as Congressman Rick Nolan, have asked President Trump to take action on ensuring the strength of the nation’s steel industry following an investigation by the Department of Commerce. The initial announcement of the investigation started a large amount of steel imports when…

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  • Clarke ready to move Mesabi Metallics forward

    Duluth News Tribune, Jan. 22, 2018 Tom Clarke leaned forward in a squeaky office chair in a drafty construction-site trailer, pulled out his phone and touched an app that exposed a countdown clock that flashed 171 days, 6 hours, 36 minutes and 28 seconds. “That’s how much time we have to get this moving. I…

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  • Former Miners Create Project to Preserve History of Erie Mining Company

    FOX 21, Jan. 19, 2018 Former miners on the Iron Range are working together to ensure the legacy and history of the Erie Mining Company is never forgotten. A group of Erie Mining alum is writing a book with oral history recounts and information about the company throughout the years. The book will be distributed…

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  • In the Great Lakes, They’re Battling Ice, and Time. Take a Look.

    New York Times, Jan. 18, 2018 An intricate boat ballet plays out each January on the frigid waters of the northern Great Lakes. Thousand-foot freighters scramble to make final deliveries of iron ore to steel mills. The Coast Guard carves paths through ice-clogged shipping routes. And the Soo Locks, the engineering marvel connecting Lake Superior…

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  • Eye On Mining: Iron mining sees a busy start in 2018

    Less than a month into 2018 and already some major decisions impacting the iron mining industry and Iron Range communities have been made, setting a busy tone for the new year. “2018, I’m hoping to continue to build on the successes of 2017.” Iron Mining Association (IMA) President, Kelsey Johnson, says those successes have set high…

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  • New Ram pickup notches win for steel in U.S. truck market

    Reuters, Jan. 15, 2018 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU.N) (FCHA.MI) on Monday unveiled a redesigned Ram large pickup that along with General Motors Co’s (GM.N) new Chevrolet Silverado, which debuted on Saturday, sealed a double victory for the steel industry’s fight to remain the dominant metal in the auto market. The 2019 Ram is made…

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