iron mining for
our modern world


Iron mining is the foundation for creating the steel products people rely on every day.

Mine vehicles traveling down a sandy road


Iron mining strengthens Minnesota’s economy through jobs and investment in our state.

Iron Ore Alliance members standing atop a viewing platform over the mining range


We are safely and efficiently powered by new technologies.

A mine shovel loads a dump truck with dirt


We care about our people and our community.

A father shows his children the materials he works with at the mine


We are trusted stewards of our natural resources.

Wind turbines in a field of green trees

A legacy for tomorrow

Iron mining has a proud 138-year history in Minnesota. This time-honored industry built the communities on the Iron Range and continues to build a prosperous future for our community, our state and our nation.

The Iron Ore Alliance, a joint initiative between the United Steelworkers and U. S. Steel Corporation, is a voice for modern iron mining in Minnesota.

At a glance

U. S. Steel’s Minnesota Ore Operations employs 1,800+ people

U. S. Steel’s Minnesota Ore Operations generates $141 million in state and local taxes

Every U. S. Steel mining job in Minnesota creates an additional 1.8 jobs in other sectors of the economy

$80+ million in environmental expenditures disbursed in the last 5 years

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