Iron mining is the foundation for creating the steel products people rely on every day.
Iron mining strengthens Minnesota’s economy through jobs and investment in our state.
We are safely and efficiently powered by new technologies.
We care about our people and our community.
We are trusted stewards of our natural resources.
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.
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