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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • U.S. steel industry needs a level playing field Apr 22nd, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Star Tribune Editorial Board, April 22, 2015The recent news that 1,100 iron-ore mining jobs will be lost in northeastern Minnesota was a sharp blow for the entire state. These are good-paying jo...

  • Hill’s Great Northern ore trust terminated Apr 19th, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Tom Webb, Pioneer Press, April 19, 2015James J. Hill is back in the news this month, but not for his famous railroad. Instead, it’s for his lesser-known role as an iron ore magnate.For decades...

  • National View: Level playing field for Minnesota steelworkers Apr 11th, 2015 12:00 AM

    By U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken for Duluth News Tribune, April 11, 2015With a level playing field, steelworkers on the Iron Range can compete with anyone in the worl...

  • Minnesota lawmakers write president on illegal imports Apr 1st, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Bill Hanna, Mesabi Daily News, April 1, 2015A top-level Minnesota contingent of state and federal elected officials sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to take immedi...

  • Giving at the gate Mar 29th, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Kelly Grinsteinner, Hibbing Daily Tribune, March 29, 2015KEEWATIN — When last Thursday’s gate collection got under way at Keewatin Taconite, Dan Pierce was a bit nervous.“With the notices ...

  • MN Congressional Delegation and Lt. Gov. Meet at White House About Steel Imports Mar 27th, 2015 12:00 AM

    Posted by WDIO, March 27, 2015U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith, and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan met Friday with top administration officials at the White House in...

  • Mesabi Nugget, Mining Resources make a big splash at UWNEMN’s polar plunge fundraising event Mar 27th, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Hometown Focus, March 27, 2015HOYT LAKES – The numbers tell an impressive story: 12 jumpers from Mesabi Nugget and Mining Resource plunged into the ice-covered waters of Lake Vermili...

  • Iron Range Salvation Armies' receive big donation Mar 2nd, 2015 12:00 AM

    The following story by the Northland's News Center failed to include the IMA members who contributed to our food shelf fundraiser, though they were listed in our press release. Thanks again to: Ame...

  • MINE VI Feb 25th, 2015 12:00 AM

    The latest MINE special edition was released Wednesday, Feb. 25, inside the Hibbing Daily Tribune, Mesabi Daily News, Grand Rapids Herald Review & Chisholm Tribune Press.In addition to many oth...

  • Cliffs CEO: Foreign steel imports are threat to Minnesota mining Feb 16th, 2015 12:00 AM

    By John Myers, Duluth News Tribune, Feb 16, 2015The biggest threat to Minnesota's taconite industry isn't the global glut of iron ore mined in other nations but rather the vast amount of foreign st...

  • Minnesota manufacturing robust, faces labor challenges Feb 4th, 2015 12:00 AM

    By Nick Woltman, Pioneer Press, Feb. 4, 2015Minnesota manufacturers are increasingly concerned that they won't be able to find skilled workers to fill job vacancies, and Jay Timmons, CEO of the Nat...

  • Demand from automakers drives up AK Steel's profit Jan 27th, 2015 12:00 AM

    Posted by Reuters, Jan. 27, 2015AK Steel Holding Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. steelmaker by market capitalization, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong demand from au...

  • Mining Year in Review Jan 2nd, 2015 12:00 AM

    By WDIO, Jan. 2, 20152014 was a busy one for the mining industry, as usual.Let's start with production numbers. According to the Department of Revenue, 38.2 million tons of taconite were produced b...

  • Iron-Ore Producer’s CEO Bets on the Midwest Dec 22nd, 2014 12:00 AM

    By John W. Miller, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 22, 2014Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is banking on the Midwest, a forgotten niche in the global commodities market.For more than a century, huge iron-o...

  • IMA 2015 board election results announced Dec 10th, 2014 12:00 AM

    IMA Release:The results of the IMA annual board elections were announced at last week's annual meeting and dinner.Incoming board members include:  Nels Ojard of Krech Ojard & Associates in...

  • Wetlands, Mining on Agenda for 2015 Minn. Legislature Dec 7th, 2014 12:00 AM

    By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press, Dec. 7, 2014One of the top environmental issues in the legislative session that opens in January could be how best to protect Minnesota's wetlands.The GOP take...

  • U.S. Steel appoints executive leadership for new commercial entities Nov 18th, 2014 12:00 AM

    By Justine Coyne, Pittsburgh Business Times, Nov 18, 2014On Tuesday, United States Steel Corp. announced the executive leadership for three of the company's newly created commercial entities.Joseph...

  • Nashwauk Essar plant secures financing Oct 2nd, 2014 12:00 AM

    Hibbing Daily Tribune Staff Report, Oct. 2, 2014Essar Steel Minnesota LLC’s $1.8 billion taconite plant project in Nashwauk reached a major milestone in its funding Wednesday, which will allow co...

  • Magnetation Begins Producing Pellets in Reynolds, Ind. 3 Months Ahead of Schedule Sep 29th, 2014 12:00 AM

    Posted by WDIO, Sept. 29, 2014Grand Rapids-based Magnetation says it has begun producing iron ore pellets at its new plant in Reynolds, Indiana three months ahead of schedule.Construction of the fa...

  • Iron ore will be business 'bedrock' for changing Cliffs Sep 28th, 2014 12:00 AM

    By Rachel Abbey McCafferty, Crains Cleveland Business, Sept. 28, 2014It has been less than two months since shareholders gave New York-based hedge fund Casablanca Capital LP's candidates control of...

  • In U.S. Senate race, mining takes center stage on Range Aug 23rd, 2014 12:00 AM

    By Abby Simons, Star Tribune, Aug. 23, 2014HOYT LAKES, MINN. – As it stands, the heart of the PolyMet Mining Corp.’s proposal is little more than a shell of abandoned buildings housing rusted m...

  • U.S. steel producers win anti-dumping case against cheap imports Aug 22nd, 2014 12:00 AM

    BY ELVINA NAWAGUNA, reuters, aug. 22, 2014The United States has approved anti-dumping duties against South Korea and other producers of steel pipes for the energy sector, a victory f...

  • Minnesota Iron Day proclamation on 130 years since first shipment Jul 31st, 2014 12:00 AM

    Soudan, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Thursday marks a mining milestone: 130 years since the first shipment of iron ore left Minnesota.In honor of this important Minnesota shipping day, Iron Range Resources ...

  • Hibbing Taconite Tours Offered Through Minnesota Discovery Center Jun 11th, 2014 12:00 AM

    Minnesota Discovery Center ReleaseCHISHOLM, MN – Learn about taconite mining and processing with a comprehensive tour to Hibbing Taconite provided by Minnesota Discovery Center, Hibbing T...

  • Minerals Education Coalition releases Iron in Our Electrical World video Jun 4th, 2014 12:00 AM

    Released by SME, June 4, 2014 The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF) is pleased to announce the release of its lates...

  • U.S. Steel Corp. among alleged victims in China cyber-spying case May 19th, 2014 12:00 AM

    By Associated Press, May 19, 2014 The United States has brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gai...

  • Prosecutors: Chinese hackers targeted U.S. Steel, USW May 19th, 2014 12:00 AM

    By the Associated Press and Times Staff, May 19, 2014 U.S. Steel, four other companies and the United Steelworkers of America were hacked by five Chinese army officials who allegedly stole tr...

  • China steel mills have no cash to meet smog standards May 16th, 2014 12:00 AM

    Posted by Reuters, May 16, 2014 Reuters reported that credit controls imposed on China's debt ridden steel sector have left many producers unable to afford upgrades needed to survive the coun...

  • Lakes’ Ice Halves Ore Trade in April May 9th, 2014 12:00 AM

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