Minnesota’s iron mining industry has a 135-year track record of environmental protection, and the iron mining community embraces the region’s natural beauty. From advanced technology that monitors air and water quality, to reclaimed mines like Miners Lake and Redhead Mountain Bike Park, we are committed to being environmental stewards for generations to come. Check out our new video about how responsible iron mining is working to preserve nature’s beauty!

The Iron Ore Alliance has named Sen. David Tomassoni the winner of our inaugural “Hard Rock Miners” award in recognition of his outstanding commitment and contributions to Minnesota’s taconite industry. Sen. Tomassoni, who has devotedly represented the Iron Range at the Minnesota Legislature since 1993, announced last summer that he was diagnosed with ALS. The “Hard Rock Miners” award is made of taconite directly from U. S. Steel’s Minntac facility. We are immensely grateful for Sen. Tomassoni’s tireless commitment in …

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