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  • Minnesota remains a leader in mining Posted: Feb 1st, 2017

    The U.S. Geological Survey this week released its annual Mineral Commodity Summaries Report, naming Minnesota as the fifth largest mineral producer in the United States. The report said Minnes...

  • Iron Mining Association of Minnesota celebrates 25 years Posted: Jan 9th, 2017

    2017 marks the 25th anniversary for the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA), a trade association working to promote a healthy iron mining industry in Minnesota. In the past 25 yea...

  • Steelworkers "Couldn't Be Happier" About Keetac's Restart Posted: Dec 30th, 2016

    by Baihly Warfield, WDIOThe Christmas lights on Keewatin's streets seemed to shine a little brighter Thursday night after news circulated about Keetac's impending restart. Read more.

  • Keetac to reopen, begin production in March Posted: Dec 29th, 2016

    by  Jerry Burnes, Mesabi Daily News, and Tony Potter, Hibbing Daily TribuneKeewatin Taconite will end a near 20-month closure within the next few weeks, resulting in hundreds of employees retu...

  • IRRRB approves taconite tax rebates to mining companies Posted: Dec 28th, 2016

    by John Myers, Duluth News TribuneMinnesota’s largest mining companies got some gifts a few days late this holiday season, but it was well worth the wait.Read more.

  • US steel industry expected to return to growth Posted: Dec 27th, 2016

    by Michael Pooler, Financial TimesThe US steel industry is expected to return to growth next year, with production predicted to rise on lower imports and buoyant demand from the construction and en...

  • 10,000+ join mining group Posted: Dec 23rd, 2016

    by Tom Coombe, TimberjayA grassroots, Ely-based organization formed to support mining in northeastern Minnesota has attracted over 10,000 members in less than a week.Read more.

  • New members on Iron Mining Association board Posted: Dec 20th, 2016

    The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA)  – which strives to promote an iron ore industry that will provide long-term growth and prosperity for all stakeholders through profitability...

  • No more Essar Steel; it's now Mesabi Metallics Posted: Dec 15th, 2016

    by John Myers, Duluth News TribuneA federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has approved a new name for the company formerly known as Essar Steel Minnesota.Mesabi Metallics was officially approved ear...

  • Iron Mining Association urges immediate action Posted: Dec 15th, 2016

    Though the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decided today to limit the rate increase in interim rates for electric power customers of Minnesota Power, the Iron Mining Association of Minneso...

  • U.S. Steel: Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Idled Plant Posted: Dec 14th, 2016

    by Ben Levisohn, Barron'sLast night, U.S. Steel (X) said it would re-start production at its shuttered Granite City plant. Macquarie’s Aldo Mazzaferro considers the ...

  • Steel shipments down 1.2 percent this year Posted: Dec 13th, 2016

    by Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana TimesSteel shipments rose 0.9 percent in October from September, but were down 7.3 percent as compared to the same month last year.U.S. steel mills shipped 6.83...

  • UMD researchers study taconite pothole patching Posted: Dec 12th, 2016

    by Brooks Johnson, Duluth News TribuneThe bane of so many Northland drivers might be better solved with a famous Northland export: taconite.A study by the University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Res...

  • Optimism amid uncertain Iron Range future Posted: Dec 8th, 2016

    by Michelle Alfini, KBJRA glimmer of hope for miners as the U.S. Steel CEO voiced his optimism about the future of the industry.U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi said in an interview  on CNBC Wednes...

  • Buyer steps forward for assets of bankrupt Magnetation, hopes to reopen Iron Range facilities Posted: Dec 8th, 2016

    by John Myers, Duluth News TribuneA Roanoke, Va., multimillionaire who made his fortune in health care and has recently purchased coal mines wants to buy the bankrupt Magnetation LLC operations on ...

  • US Steel clarifies CEO's comments on recalling jobs Posted: Dec 8th, 2016

    posted by ReutersUnited States Steel Corp said on Thursday that Chief Executive Mario Longhi was referring to the whole U.S. steel industry, not US Steel, when he spoke on Wednesday about potential...

  • Addressing outdated regulations will help keep the U.S. steel industry moving Posted: Nov 21st, 2016

    by Philip K Bell, The HillRebuilding our nation’s infrastructure is a hot topic in Washington again, and as it should be, it also appears to be a top priority for the incoming administration. Our...

  • Judge dismisses U.S. Steel's call for ban on Chinese steel Posted: Nov 18th, 2016

    by Joseph S Pete, Northwest Indiana TImesAn administrative law judge has dismissed U.S. Steel’s Section 337 case that called for a total ban on Chinese steel imports.U.S. Steel wants all Chinese ...

  • How could a Trump presidency affect mining? Posted: Nov 11th, 2016

    by Lisa Kaczke, Duluth News TribuneThe election of Donald Trump as the United States’ next president has left some in the Northland wondering what comes next for the balance between environmental...

  • U.S. Steel still 'faces many challenges' Posted: Nov 4th, 2016

    by Joseph S Pete, Northwest Indiana TimesU.S. Steel had its best quarterly performance since 2014, but missed analysts’ estimates of $337 million in Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation ...

  • Goncalves: Cliffs Determined to Build DRI Plant Posted: Oct 27th, 2016

    by the Association for Iron and SteelSaying that his company's future growth will depend on its ability to supply America's electric arc furnaces, Cliffs Natural Resources chief executive Lourenco ...

  • IMA uses #MnMined to build iron pride Posted: Oct 25th, 2016

    by Kelly Grinsteinner, Hibbing Daily TribuneThe Iron Mining Association (IMA) is on to Phase 2 of its statewide marketing effort, making sure Minnesotans’ understanding of the importance of minin...

  • Informational meeting held on wild rice sulfate standard Posted: Oct 21st, 2016

    by Mesabi Daily News staffThe Iron Ore Alliance on Wednesday brought together more than 45 Iron Range leaders interested in Minnesota’s wild rice water quality standard to work toward a resolutio...

  • China's steel trade policies contribute to U.S. job loss: Heart of Steel Posted: Oct 16th, 2016

    by Olivera Perkins, The Plain DealerMention manufacturing job loss, and the discussion invariably focuses on globalization.Often it centers on companies moving jobs to low-wage countries at the exp...

  • CEO: Essar still viable as mine developer Posted: Oct 14th, 2016

    by Beth Bily, Business NorthEssar Steel Minnesota’s new CEO, Matthew Stock, has wasted no time introducing himself to Iron Range officials.Stock, who replaced Madhu Vuppuluri in July, addressed t...

  • From mining to biking: How Minnesota's Cuyuna Range became an off-road cycling destination Posted: Oct 7th, 2016

    by Dan Kraker, MPRSeventy-year old John Schaubach steadily ground the gears of his mountain bike up a winding trail to the summit of Miner's Mountain in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area —...

  • Magnetation to shut down remaining operations Posted: Oct 6th, 2016

    Grand Rapids Herald Review Staff ReportA U.S. bankruptcy court on Thursday approved a motion to terminate Magnetation LLC’s pellet purchase agreement with AK Steel, effectively marking the end of...

  • A new steel champion Posted: Oct 5th, 2016

    by Jerry Burnes, Mesabi Daily NewsAbout a month away from November’s General Election and the Iron Range again rallied support behind Congressman Rick Nolan, D-Minn.Nolan on Tuesday was named a S...

  • Steel, iron ore crisis not quite over after all Posted: Oct 4th, 2016

    by John Myers, Duluth News TribuneTough U.S. trade sanctions on steel products from foreign countries have helped stem the tide of imports, but the U.S. domestic steel industry still appears slow t...

  • Minnesota Power receives permission to cut industrial customers' rates by 5 percent Posted: Sep 15th, 2016

    By Mike Hughlett, Star TribuneTEXT SIZE1EMAILPRINTMOREUtility regulators Thursday approved a Minnesota Power proposal to cut rates by 5 percent for its struggling large customers — part...

  • Hibbing taconite facility required to seek out innovative dust control technologies Posted: Sep 15th, 2016

    released by the Minnesota Pollution Control AgencyThe Hibbing Taconite Company must investigate emerging, or innovative, dust control technologies as part of a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (M...

  • LAST CHANCE to get your #MnMined shirt today! Posted: Sep 15th, 2016

    Whether you work in the 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 INNOV...

  • New trade tariffs thwart steel dumping, help Iron Range Posted: Sep 14th, 2016

    by Dee DePass, Star TribuneThis week, Minnesota's Congressional Delegation proudly announced that The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has launched new trade tariffs against seven...

  • Support builds for Minnesota Power's proposed EITE rate Posted: Sep 14th, 2016

    released by the Iron Mining Association of MinnesotaDozens of communities, businesses, and residents have thrown their support behind a proposal to reduce energy costs for the iron ore mining ind...

  • United Taconite resumes pellet production on Iron Range Posted: Sep 1st, 2016

    by Associated PressUnited Taconite has resumed producing pellets on northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range.Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources earlier announced it would restart operations in A...

  • Visit us at the MN State Fair and enter to win a fall color vacation! Posted: Aug 29th, 2016

    The IMA will be at the MN State Fair on MPR day in the MPR tent this Friday, Sept.  2.Visit us at Carousel Park to get your "Steel on a Stick" so you can enter to win a fall color Iron Range v...

  • Yard signs are here! Posted: Aug 28th, 2016

    If you requested a "We Support Mining/Mining Supports Us" yard sign during our latest re-order, contact the IMA office at 218-722-7724 or info@taconite.org to set up a time to pick them u...

  • Plans explained for cleanup at former US Steel site Posted: Aug 25th, 2016

    by Lisa Kaczke, Duluth News TribuneDetails were announced Thursday for a $69 million proposed plan to address contaminated sediment at U.S. Steel's former industrial site in Duluth's Morgan Park ne...

  • U.S. steel industry has lost 48,000 jobs since 2000 Posted: Aug 16th, 2016

    by Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana TimesThe layoffs at U.S. Steel's Gary Works on Friday were just part of an ongoing trend that's afflicted the steel industry, which was once Northwest Indiana's...

  • New plant, revived United Taconite bring good news to Iron Range Posted: Aug 11th, 2016

    by Dee DePass, Star TribuneThe recall of laidoff workers at the United Taconite plant and the start of construction on a $65 million iron-ore pellet plant in Forbes, Minn., is bringing much needed ...

  • US Steel CEO praises trade case conclusions Posted: Aug 8th, 2016

    by Pittsburgh Business TimesUnited States Steel Corp. CEO Mario Longhi praised the U.S. Department of Commerce's ruling on three trade cases the company filed in 2015 that include a ...

  • ArcelorMittal marks 10-year anniversary Posted: Aug 2nd, 2016

    by Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana TimesArcelorMittal, the global behemoth that swooped in and took over many of Northwest Indiana’s big steel mills after the domestic steelmaking industry coll...

  • US trade measures finally helping domestic steel producers Posted: Jul 25th, 2016

    by American Journal of TransportationThree leading U.S. steel companies have reported enhanced profitability recently, in one case, less egregious negative results. All three attribute their bright...

  • EPA presses Minnesota over laws exempting taconite firms from wild rice rules Posted: Jul 18th, 2016

    EMAILPRINTMOREA contentious fight over mining and its effect on wild rice has reached new heights, thanks to a recent federal investigation.The Environmental Protection Agency says that the state's...

  • The Iron Mining Association Applauds Minnesota Power EITE Rate Filing Posted: Jun 30th, 2016

    The iron mining industry applauds Minnesota Power’s energy intensive and trade-exposed (EITE) electric rate filing with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The rate credit is critical fo...

  • "We can achieve more together" Posted: Jun 28th, 2016

    by Kelsey Johnson for MINE 10Minnesota’s iron mining industry has been getting some good news lately.Northshore Mining reopened (early), and United Taconite’s reopen was just moved up as well. ...

  • New summer hours for IMA office Posted: Jun 13th, 2016

    Starting June 13, the IMA office will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.The IMA office and its staff is available to visiting members for conferences, use of office equipment, et...

  • Our view: Healthy Iron Range means healthy US Posted: Jun 5th, 2016

    by Duluth News Tribune editorial, June 5, 2016U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan doesn’t flinch, doesn’t even hesitate, when asked his top priority right now.“(Getting) the Iron Range community and busines...

  • Rangers beat back anti-mining resolution Posted: Jun 4th, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS — A proposed anti-mining resolution was beaten back by Iron Range DFLers at the party’s convention in Minneapolis on Saturday.It wasn’t easy. But it may have saved the re-election...

  • Range revival? United Taconite to restart by October Posted: May 31st, 2016

    by Dan Kraker, MPR, May 31, 2016United Taconite, a huge open pit iron ore mine in Eveleth and taconite pellet plant in Forbes, will restart operations in mid-October and ramp up to full produc...

  • COMMERCE SETS BIG TARIFFS ON ILLEGAL STEEL Posted: May 18th, 2016

    by Bill Hanna, Mesabi Daily News, May 18, 2016Hefty tariffs have been imposed by the U.S. Commere Department on Chinese and Japanese illegally subsidized steel dumped into the American market.The t...

  • Northshore Miners Return to Work Early Posted: May 6th, 2016

    posted by WDIO, May 5, 2016More than 400 workers at Cliffs Natural Resources' Northshore Mining are back to work this week, ahead of schedule. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar confirmed the news T...

  • Nolan: Minnesota can have mining and clean water Posted: Apr 12th, 2016

    by John Myers, Duluth News TribuneU.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 s...

  • Iron Mining Association Announces New President Posted: Apr 4th, 2016

    Duluth, MN -- The Board of Directors of the Iron Mining Association (IMA), announced today at its first quarter board meeting the appointment of lifelong northern Minnesotan Kelsey John...

  • SME Conference funding approved for Dislocated Workers (DW) through Workforce Centers Posted: Apr 1st, 2016

    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) thr...

  • Editorial: Commerce has failed to act Posted: Mar 31st, 2016

    Mesabi Daily News editorial Thursday, March 31, 2016  It’s certainly good to see that there is a growing number of U.S. House and Senate lawmakers who are uniting to put pressure ...

  • Iron ore to flow to steel mills as Soo Locks reopen Posted: Mar 30th, 2016

    by  Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana Times, March 30, 2016Lake freighters can again haul iron ore from Minnesota's Iron Range to Northwest Indiana's steel mills after the Soo Locks in Michiga...

  • US Steel Producers Celebrate as Imports Fall to 4-Year Low Posted: Mar 28th, 2016

    by Mark O'Hara, Market RealistSteel importsUS steel companies filed a series of trade cases last year to stem the flow of imported steel products into the United States. State support to steel mill...

  • PUC denies Minnesota Power electric rate change Posted: Mar 23rd, 2016

    John Myers on Mar 23, 2016 at 7:09 p.m. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday formally denied Minnesota Power the authority to raise homeowner and business electric ...

  • Local steel used in Navy ships Posted: Mar 22nd, 2016

    by Joseph S. Pete, March 22, 2016ArcelorMittal USA plate was used to make the USS Illinois submarine, a 377-foot-long vessel that can travel at more than 25 knots while submerged. The $2.7 bil...

  • First ships set to depart Twin Ports Posted: Mar 21st, 2016

    Posted by the Duluth News Tribune, March 21, 2016First came the engine department and kitchen crews reporting for duty about 10 days ago. A few days later came the conveyor and deck crews. ...

  • Report: US faces dire consequences if Soo Locks fail Posted: Mar 16th, 2016

    By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, March 16, 2016   A U.S. Department of Homeland Security report indicates a six-month shutdown of the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., if one o...

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