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  • Iron Mining Association of Minnesota promotes Katy Lofquist to Director of Operations Dec 27th, 2017 12:00 AM

    The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) announced this month at its 25th annual meeting and dinner the promotion of Katy Lofquist from Media Manager to Director of Operations. Lofquist ...

  • U.S. sees foreign reliance for 'critical' minerals as security concern Dec 19th, 2017 12:00 AM

    ReutersThe United States needs to encourage domestic production of a handful of minerals critical for the technology and defense industries, and stem reliance on China, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan...

  • New members, chair on Iron Mining Association board Dec 18th, 2017 12:00 AM

    The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) – the trade association that represents Minnesota’s iron mines and the companies that supply goods and services to the iron mines – announced ...

  • Minnesota iron contributes to highest state exports in nearly three years Nov 27th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Mining and manufacturing played a vital role in Minnesota’s highest third quarter state exports since 2014, according to a Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) rep...

  • Iron mining contributed $96 million to region in 2017 Nov 21st, 2017 12:00 AM

    More than $96 million from iron mining taxes went back into the communities in 2017, according to the Department of Revenue’s 2017 Mining Tax Guide which was released yesterday. These tax do...

  • Great Lakes iron ore shipments up in September Nov 7th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Duluth News Tribune Steelmakers in the U.S. are making more steel than they did in 2016. Iron Range mines are mining and processing more ore. And Great Lakes ore carriers are carrying more tac...

  • Minorca reaches a milestone Nov 2nd, 2017 12:00 AM

    Duluth News TribuneVIRGINIA — For 40 years, the smallest taconite plant on Minnesota's Iron Range has been the steadiest.Today that little plant, ArcelorMittal Minorca, is poised to achieve an im...

  • Iron Mining Suppliers' View: MPCA's wild rice sulfate proposal wrong for everyone Nov 1st, 2017 12:00 AM

    Duluth News TribuneAs vendor board members of the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota who represent the 150 businesses in Northeastern Minnesota that supply goods and services to the iron mines, w...

  • Northshore will upgrade over two years to make more HBI pellets Oct 29th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Duluth News Tribune Cleveland Cliffs officials say they will upgrade their Northshore Mining operation in 2018 and 2019 to produce far more taconite pellets specially made for the company's pr...

  • Cliffs to invest $75 million into Northshore mining Oct 21st, 2017 12:00 AM

    WDIO: Eyewitness News Northshore Mining has been making direct-reduced (DR) grade pellets for years at the plant in Silver Bay. But because the plant was not built for that type of produc...

  • Mischaracterization of Minnesota iron miners egregious, IMA president says Oct 13th, 2017 12:00 AM

    The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) takes exception to recent comments made by anti-mining activists in a New York Times Magazine article insinuating miners and mining supporters in Mi...

  • Iron Mining Association membership “eye opening” for Hallett Dock Oct 4th, 2017 12:00 AM

    The Iron Mining Association of MN (IMA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The association represents Minnesota’s iron mines and more than 150 businesses that supply goods and services...

  • Another strong month for iron ore shipments Sep 25th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Duluth News Tribune Taconite shipping had another great month in August thanks to global trade and a robust regional economy.Read more.

  • Minnesota second-quarter export jump 7 percent to $5.1 billion Aug 31st, 2017 12:00 AM

    Star TribuneMinnesota exports jumped 7 percent during the second quarter, with sales of $5.1 billion in manufactured, mined and farmed products, state officials reported Thursday.Read more.

  • Minnesota iron exports surge in second quarter Aug 31st, 2017 12:00 AM

    Minnesota’s iron mining industry contributed to an increase in state exports, according to a recent release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  ...

  • Jasper Engineering promotes a ‘vibrant and healthy region’ through 25 years of Iron Mining Association membership Aug 31st, 2017 12:00 AM

    Iron mining has long been an economic driver of Northeast Minnesota – and Jasper Engineering & Equipment Company’s single largest market.So when the Iron Mining Association of MN (IMA) was ...

  • Range could play a role in Harvey rebuild Aug 30th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Mesabi Daily News The Iron Range and U.S. steelmakers could experience a mini-boom of sorts when recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey begin, analysts say.Read more.

  • State, iron mining officials discuss School Trust Lands Aug 30th, 2017 12:00 AM

    State legislators, county officials, and state regulators toured School Trust Lands last week before meeting with iron mining officials to discuss this little-known facet of K-12 funding in Minn...

  • Iron Mining Association of MN to build #MnMined pride at State Fair Aug 25th, 2017 12:00 AM

    The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) is returning to the Great Minnesota Get-Together with its #MnMined message. The trade association, which represents the iron mines and more than ...

  • Hometown Focus Mining Edition celebrates IMA 25th anniversary Aug 25th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Thank you to everyone who contributed stories, photos, ads, and more to the latest Hometown Focus mining edition, and thank you the Hometown Focus for sharing the story about who we are and what we...

  • IMA concerned by economic impacts of proposed wild rice standard rule Aug 21st, 2017 12:00 AM

    The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) is surprised by today’s Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)’s announcement regarding proposed changes to the water quality standard regard...

  • Cliffs Natural Resources Renames Itself Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Aug 15th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Cleveland-Cliffs releaseCliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announces today that it has re-named the Company to its historical name Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.Read more.

  • ArcelorMittal Minorca Celebrates 40 Years of Operation with Family Day Aug 5th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by Taylor Holt, WDIOVice President and ArcelorMittal Minorca Operations Manager, Jonathan Holmes says they've had a successful 40 years in operation.Read more.

  • Grand Rapids ore will make pig iron in Ohio Aug 1st, 2017 12:00 AM

    by John Myers, Duluth News TribuneIron ore concentrate from Minnesota will go to make pig iron in Lorain, Ohio under a deal reached between fledgling ERP Iron Ore and Republic Steel.Read more.

  • Malton Electric witnesses 25 years of Iron Mining Association growth Jul 31st, 2017 12:00 AM

    VIRGINIA, MINN. –  The Iron Mining Association of MN (IMA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The association represents Minnesota’s iron mines and more than 100 businesses that ...

  • New U.S. Steel CEO vows to 'put focus on people doing the real work' Jul 29th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana TimesU.S. Steel rebounded with a $261 million profit in the second quarter after a stunning first quarter loss that defied analysts' expectations and led to the...

  • Cliffs' CEO Sees Positive Things Ahead for Industry, Company Jul 27th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by WDIOHis quote was, "The U.S. iron ore market is a beast."Read more + VIDEO

  • Minnesota mining's place in American history: Soudan state park showcases mining's impact on country Jul 22nd, 2017 12:00 AM

    by Lisa Kaczke, Duluth News TribuneImagine walking three-quarters of a mile through a mine tunnel in complete darkness to find iron ore, park interpreter James Juip tells the tour group.Read more.

  • Find solutions to support both mining and the environment Jul 11th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by Adam Ulbricht, SCTimesMinnesota has a rich history of industry that has shaped the character of our state. Read more.

  • MINE edition released Jun 28th, 2017 12:00 AM

    (Mesabi Daily News, Hibbing Daily Tribune, Chisholm Tribune Press, and Grand Rapids Herald Review)The latest MINE edition features stories on many IMA members, including: Cliffs Natural Resour...

  • Industrial Lubricant Co., Iron Mining Association reflect on 25 years Jun 28th, 2017 12:00 AM

    The Iron Mining Association of MN (IMA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The association represents Minnesota’s iron mines and more than 100 businesses that supply goods and services ...

  • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Announces its First HBI Production Plant in the Great Lakes Region Jun 15th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Cliffs Natural Resources releaseCliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) announced today that it has selected a site in Toledo, Ohiofor the development of its first hot briquetted iron (H...

  • Update: Judge approves Essar bankruptcy settlement Jun 13th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by John Myers, Duluth News TribuneChippewa Capital Partners has reached an agreement with Gov. Mark Dayton over mineral leases at the former Essar Steel Minnesota project in Nashwauk, removing one ...

  • Iron Range marketing effort attempts to change views in cites, Duluth May 25th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by Leah Ryan and Jerry Burnes, Mesabi Daily NewsA new mining marketing publication was announced at a press conference Thursday at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, with the goal of changing views about...

  • Iron Range taconite contributes to shipping season's strong start May 16th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by Brooks Johnson, Mesabi Daily NewsThe early numbers are in, and the early numbers look good: Maritime traffic at the Port of Duluth-Superior is up 7 percent over last year.Read more.

  • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Begins Production of New ‘Mustang’ Iron Ore Pellet at its United Taconite Mine May 16th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Cliffs Natural Resources releaseCliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced today that production of the new Mustang superflux pellet has started at its United Taconite mine....

  • Iron Range taconite contributes to shipping season's strong start May 15th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by Brooks Johnson, Duluth News TribuneThe early numbers are in, and the early numbers look good: Maritime traffic at the Port of Duluth-Superior is up 7 percent over last year.Read more.

  • Road Machinery & Supplies celebrates 25 years with Iron Mining Association May 15th, 2017 12:00 AM

    The Iron Mining Association of MN (IMA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The association represents Minnesota’s iron mines and more than 150 businesses that supply goods and services...

  • Minnesotans supportive of iron mining, survey shows May 9th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Ninety-three percent of Minnesotans believe the state should continue to mine iron ore, according to results from the 2016 Minnesota State Survey. The survey was conducted by the Minnesota Cen...

  • ESML purchase is part of buyer's larger North American expansion Apr 27th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by Business NorthA Thursday bankruptcy court bid to acquire former Essar Steel Minnesota LLC (ESML) assets near Nashwauk is part of a larger plan for a London-based firm to establish an integrated ...

  • Study Suggests Mining and Tourism Successes Complement Each Other Apr 18th, 2017 12:00 AM

    by WDIO Instead of being in an adversarial relationship, mining and tourism should support one another. That's according to a new study just released in time for the SME Conference.Click for v...

  • VIDEO: Steel Revival Apr 13th, 2017 12:00 AM

    CNBC reporter Jackie DeAngelis tells the story of how steel is made and how our industry has been impacted by unfairly traded steel products.  Click here to watch.

  • Mars Supply, Iron Mining Association a family matter Apr 4th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Mars Supply has had a long relationship with the iron mining industry in Minnesota. “We started out providing pick axes and shovels,” said Bruce Mars, the fourth generation in the fami...

  • Mining adds to state's $19B in global exports Mar 24th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Mesabi Daily News staff reportMining contributed to $19 billion in state exports, according to a recent report from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).Agricultural, mining...

  • IMA donates to local food shelves Feb 28th, 2017 12:00 AM

    Members of the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA), a trade association representing Minnesota’s iron mines and businesses that supply goods and services to the iron mines, raised $2,200...

  • U.S. steel production shot up by 6.5 percent in January Feb 24th, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by Northwest Indiana TimesThe United States made about 6.9 million tons of steel in January, a 6.5 percent increase year-over-year, according to the World Steel Association. MORE 

  • Hometown Focus Mining Edition released Feb 24th, 2017 12:00 AM

    The latest Hometown Focus mining edition was also released this week and features stories on IMA members (and from the IMA!), including:IMA columnJoy Global profileKGM profileTo view the full e-edi...

  • Trump to visit the Iron Range? He says so Feb 23rd, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by Business North President Donald Trump said Thursday he would visit U.S. Steel’s taconite operations in Minnesota. MORE

  • Cliffs named business of the year Feb 23rd, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by the Mesabi Daily NewsWhat’s it mean to be business of the year? It isn’t some arbitrary handout, especially not this year. MORE

  • IMA celebrates a quarter century of mining advocacy Feb 21st, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by the Hibbing Daily Tribune for MINE 12The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) will have 25 candles on its birthday cake this year. MORE

  • MINE 12 released Feb 21st, 2017 12:00 AM

    The latest MINE edition was released this week by the Chisholm Tribune Press, Grand Rapids Herald Review, Hibbing Daily Tribune, and Mesabi Daily News.This edition once again features stories on ma...

  • Mining produces $106 million locally Feb 10th, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by the Mesabi Daily NewsMinnesota’s mining industry injected more than $106 million in local communities in 2016, according to a report released by the Minnesota Department of Revenue.&nbs...

  • A plan to reorganize - and mine Feb 2nd, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by the Mesabi Daily NewsMesabi Metallics has issued its reorganization plan to move the company out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and continue building the long-delayed Nashwauk iron ore project....

  • Sale of Magnetation to New Buyer is Final Feb 1st, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by WDIOAnother chapter of the Magnetation journey has begun. MORE

  • Minnesota remains a leader in mining Feb 1st, 2017 12:00 AM

    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...

  • Minnesota fifth largest minerals producer in US Jan 31st, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by the Duluth News TribuneMines off all kinds across the U.S. produced an estimated $74.6 billion of raw mineral materials in 2016, a slight increase from 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey an...

  • U.S. Steel's Longhi among CEOs advising Trump on jobs Jan 27th, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by the Pittsburgh Post GazetteU.S. Steel president and CEO Mario Longhi is included in a group of business leaders that President Donald Trump plans to rely on in his efforts to increase U.S...

  • Readers' View: Duluth chamber chief recognizes importance of mining, energy Jan 21st, 2017 12:00 AM

    (a letter from the Laurentian, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Bemidji & Superior Chambers of Commerce tothe Duluth News Tribune) This letter acknowledges, with great appreciation, our neighbor and...

  • Klobuchar, Steelworkers like Trump's Commerce pick Jan 18th, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by the Duluth News TribuneOfficials from the United Steelworkers of America union and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar say they like President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary, h...

  • Keetac Steelworkers Begin Returning to Work Jan 16th, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by WDIOThe first large wave of people returning to work at Keetac starts on Tuesday. MORE

  • Iron Mining Association of Minnesota celebrates 25 years Jan 9th, 2017 12:00 AM

    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...

  • Shipping peaks as Great Lakes season nears end Jan 2nd, 2017 12:00 AM

    posted by the Duluth News TribuneEven with vessels steaming nonstop in and out of Lake Superior, ship owners play it close to the vest — not willing to “go there” when asked if the race is on...

  • Steelworkers "Couldn't Be Happier" About Keetac's Restart Dec 30th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 29th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 28th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 27th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 23rd, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 20th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 15th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 15th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 14th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 13th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 12th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 8th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 8th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Dec 8th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Nov 21st, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Nov 18th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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? Nov 11th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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' Nov 4th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Oct 27th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Oct 25th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Oct 21st, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Oct 16th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Oct 14th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Oct 7th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Oct 6th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Oct 5th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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...

  • LAST CHANCE to get your #MnMined shirt today! Sep 15th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Sep 14th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Sep 14th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Sep 1st, 2016 12:00 AM

    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! Aug 29th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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! Aug 28th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Aug 25th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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...

  • New plant, revived United Taconite bring good news to Iron Range Aug 11th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Aug 8th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Aug 2nd, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Jul 25th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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...

  • The Iron Mining Association Applauds Minnesota Power EITE Rate Filing Jun 30th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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" Jun 28th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Jun 13th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Jun 5th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Jun 4th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 May 31st, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 May 18th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 May 6th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Apr 12th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Apr 4th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Apr 1st, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Mar 31st, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Mar 30th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Mar 28th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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...

  • Local steel used in Navy ships Mar 22nd, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Mar 21st, 2016 12:00 AM

    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 Mar 16th, 2016 12:00 AM

    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...

  • White House announces executive actions to try to prevent steel dumping Feb 25th, 2016 12:00 AM

    by Allison Sherry, Star Tribune, Feb. 25, 2016The Obama administration announced new executive actions Thursday aimed at thwarting illegal foreign steel dumping into the market, which workers on...

  • Dumping crackdown called 'a great day for steel' Feb 24th, 2016 12:00 AM

    by Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana Times, Feb. 24, 2016President Barack Obama signed a customs bill Wednesday that contains added protections for the domestic steel industry, whose advocates hail...

  • Minnesota Leaders Request Federal Help for Mining Vendors and Suppliers Feb 23rd, 2016 12:00 AM

    posted by WDIO, Feb. 23, 2016The mining downturn has affected more than just the mines. Vendors and suppliers for Northeast Minnesota's biggest industry have had to lay off more than 1300 people si...

  • Dayton wants other governors to join steel fight Feb 17th, 2016 12:00 AM

    by Tim Pugmire, MPR, Feb. 17, 2016Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking the help of his fellow governors to protect the struggling U.S. steel industry.Dayton told reporters Wednesday that he’s already part...

  • Local view: Controlling costs essential for mines Feb 10th, 2016 12:00 AM

    by Randy Abernethy and four others for Duluth News Tribune, Feb. 10, 2016"We are in the emergency room.”That was the description of the U.S. iron and steel industries as recently offered by a CEO...

  • U.S.-Flag Cargo Movement on Lakes Down 23 Percent in January Feb 3rd, 2016 12:00 AM

    released by Lake Carriers' Association, Feb. 3, 2016U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 2.3 million tons of dry-bulk cargo on the Great Lakes in January, a decrease of 23 perce...

  • 10 things you use every day made from Minnesota Iron Nov 12th, 2015 12:00 AM

    Every day, in nearly every facet of life, we use products created by Minnesota’s iron mining industry.The Iron Mining HistoryFirst mined in northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range in ...

  • IRRRB considering $4.75 million to fund taconite plant projects Oct 29th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Bill Hanna, Mesabi Daily News, Oct. 29, 2015The Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board at its 2:30 p.m. meeting today will consider allocating more than $4.75 million from the Mining Re...

  • Iron Range fossil may open door to Minnesota's dinosaur past Oct 9th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Jon Collins, MPR, Oct 9, 2015A dinosaur claw fossil -- a little more than an inch long -- was found on Minnesota's Iron Range late this summer by a team of researchers at Hill Annex Mine. Mark R...

  • Chisholm backs mining industry Sep 24th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Marie Tolonen, Chisholm Tribune Press, Sept. 24, 2015The Chisholm City Council has taken a stand in support of the iron mining industry.The council adopted a resolution requiring that the city u...

  • The U.S. Dollar Is Stronger Than Steel Sep 3rd, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Matthew Philips and Cristina Lindblad, Bloomberg, Sept. 3, 2015When John Pierpont Morgan bought Andrew Carnegie’s steel business and combined it with two competitors to create U.S. Steel...

  • Steel companies fight back Aug 27th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by David Boe, Business North, Aug. 27, 2015With five months of uncertainty still remaining, 2015 is turning out as a red-letter year for iron mining in the Northland. Hundreds have lost their jobs...

  • Local castle listed as a ‘hidden gem’ Aug 26th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Marie Tolonen, Chisholm Tribune Press, Aug. 29, 2015   CHISHOLM — The castle on the grounds of the Minnesota Museum of Mining in Chisholm recently received some statewide recognit...

  • BIG project; BIG local work opportunities Aug 22nd, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Bill Hanna, Mesabi Daily News, Aug. 22, 2015The Highway 53 “Iron to the Sky” bridge project over the Rouchleau Pit in Virginia will hold a special place in Minnesota construction lore.Everyt...

  • Duluth News Tribune: Politics needs more in the middle like Dill Aug 10th, 2015 12:00 AM

    In the increasingly polarized world of government and politics, David Dill was a reason for optimism. A centrist and a consistent and effective caller for compromise, he was the antidote to gridloc...

  • Nolan reintroduces bill requiring American-made steel for pipelines built in U.S. Aug 7th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Duluth News Tribune, Aug 7, 2015U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Friday said he had introduced legislation that would require oil and gas pipelines built in the U.S. to be built with American-made steel....

  • VIDEO: imagine liFe without iron Jul 31st, 2015 12:00 AM

    The IMA continues to remind Minnesotans that every day, in nearly every facet of life, we use products created by Minnesota’s iron mining industry.Click here to see the video (and share with...

  • Dayton, Nolan, Metsa and Melin Address Steelworker Concerns Jul 30th, 2015 12:00 AM

    posted by WDIO, July 31, 2015Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan and state representatives Carly Melin and Jason Metsa listened to concerned steelworkers Friday at United Steelworkers Loc...

  • Essar hits the big 500 Jul 22nd, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Bill Hanna, Mesabi Daily news, July 22, 2015It was a goal that some skeptics, not that long ago, said was far-fetched and unattainable.But skeptics can be wrong, and they certainly were regardin...

  • U.S. steel producers win preliminary ruling from U.S. International Trade Commission Jul 22nd, 2015 12:00 AM

    Posted by Global Trade, July 22, 2015The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a unanimous preliminary determination that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) produced in five foreign countrie...

  • Hibbing Taconite Tours Jul 10th, 2015 12:00 AM

    Learn about taconite mining and processing with a comprehensive tour to Hibbing Taconite provided by Minnesota Discovery Center, Hibbing Taconite and Shubat Transportation.Departing from Minnesota ...

  • Hill Annex Mine has treasures to share — for now Jul 6th, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Ann Wessel, St. Cloud Times, July 6, 2015Mining opened the earth here, producing 64 million tons of iron ore, leaving a 200-foot-tall pile of reddish rock and a 300-foot-deep lake, and creating ...

  • Boring, but important: New use for taconite waste in the works Jun 23rd, 2015 12:00 AM

    Posted by MPR, June 23, 2015The U.S. spent $31.8 billion fixing roads in 2011. New research using mining waste from Minnesota might be able to reduce that hefty annual cost for taxpayers.Taconite m...

  • U.S. Manufacturing Keeps St. Lawrence Seaway Bustling Jun 10th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by the Maritime Executive, June 10, 2015U.S. manufacturing is expected to keep ship traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway bustling this season after a strong start for general cargo shipments through ...

  • ArcelorMittal, U.S. Steel file trade case against steel dumpers Jun 8th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana Times, June 8, 2015U.S. steelmakers have been taking a beating from cheap foreign imports, and they're responded by idling plants and laying off thousands of wo...

  • The science behind Minnesota mining Jun 5th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Emily Kaiser, MPR, June 5, 2015University of Minnesota scientists say research is key to understanding the effects of mining in Minnesota and developing economically and environmentally sustaina...

  • VIDEO: Finding Minnesota: The ‘Grand Canyon Of The North’ May 31st, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Mike Binkley, WCCO, May 31, 2015 This year, thousands will take a side trip to a giant hole in the ground in northern Minnesota that locals like to call “the GrandCanyon  of the Nort...

  • North Shore's ‘Black Beach’ to open to public by Memorial Day May 16th, 2015 12:00 AM

    by Ken Vogel, Lake County News-Chronicle, May 16, 2015 “Black Beach” in Silver Bay is slated to open Memorial Day weekend, and a campground at the beach is in the works.On Monday, the Silv...

  • Mining lessons for merit badges May 14th, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Kelly Grinsteinner, Hibbing Daily Tribune, May 14, 2015When Geologist Frank Pezzutto asked the dozen or so Boy Scouts what gypsum crystals are used for in our everyday life, all but one sto...

  • USW Local 1938 donates plaque to Virginia war memorial May 1st, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Kevin Jacobsen, Northland's News CenterVirginia, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Members of United Steel Workers local 1938 helped put the final touches on a memorial honoring war veterans in Virginia o...

  • New report showing increased reshoring means greater U.S. minerals demand Apr 30th, 2015 12:00 AM

    Posted by Mining.com, April 30, 2015On Tuesday, IndustryWeek highlighted the Reshoring Initiative’s annual report, which states that more than 60,000 manufacturing jobs returned to the United Sta...

  • Talk of new plant, not layoffs by Cliffs Natural Resources in Minnesota Apr 29th, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Dee DePass, Star Tribune, April 29, 2015Minnesota’s iron ore producers have mostly been cutting back lately as global steel demand slumps.But the CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources gave the state...

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