The Iron Ore Alliance emphasized the importance of fixing the current state of rail service at Governor Mark Dayton’s rail delay roundtable in Duluth Tuesday. Larry Sutherland, general manager for Minnesota Ore Operations at U. S. Steel, presented during the roundtable. U. S. Steel’s Minnesota Ore Operations are being adversely affected by delayed and inconsistent rail service and congestion. With its Minntac and Keetac facilities located in northeastern Minnesota, U. S. Steel’s Minnesota Ore Operations is the state’s largest iron …

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Taconite facilities on the Iron Range currently have more than 2 million tons of pellets stockpiled as a result of poor rail service. The Iron Ore Alliance is grateful for the support of the Minnesota lawmakers who are calling on railroad companies to address the ongoing delays so that taconite producers can get iron ore to steel mills in a timely manner. We are especially appreciative of the ongoing support from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, who recently submitted testimony about …

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Updating Minnesota’s water quality standard to protect wild rice is critically important to the future of the mining industry and our communities in Northeastern Minnesota. Attend one of these meetings to learn more: Wednesday, October 1 5-7 p.m. (dinner served at 5 p.m., program begins at 5:30 p.m.) The Lodge at Giants Ridge 6373 Wynne Creek Drive Biwabik, MN 218-865-7170 Thursday, October 2 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (lunch served at 11:30 a.m., program begins at noon) Minnesota Discovery Center 1005 Discovery …

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  The Iron Ore Alliance is pleased that United States Steel Corporation’s Minntac facility has received the final necessary federal permits to move forward with a 483-acre extension of the mine’s boundary, which supports 100 jobs and generates millions of dollars for the state’s school trust fund. The extension will allow the facility to continue to mine and produce taconite pellets for approximately 16 more years. “The Iron Ore Alliance is thankful for the support of our Congressional delegation – …

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 Minntac Extension Project Receives Federal Approval Press release

The U.S. International Trade Commission today voted to impose dumping margins against steel products from eight countries including South Korea.  Click here to view a statement from United States Steel Corporation President and CEO Mario Longhi.  Click here to view a press release from the United Steelworkers.    

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On July 31, 1884, Minnesota’s very first shipment of iron ore left the Soudan Mine.  On July 31, 2014, industry leaders, public officials, and other supporters gathered in Soudan to celebrate Minnesota’s 130th anniversary of iron mining. The event, hosted by the Iron Mining Association, included remarks from John Rebrovich of the United Steelworkers and Larry Sutherland of U. S. Steel.  Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Commissioner Tony Sertich also presented a proclamation by Governor Mark Dayton that named …

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130 years of Minnesota mining: It began in Soudan Mesabi Daily News