Range had its share of union strife; but now has more unity: ‘I’ve seen that cooperation work really well’ MINE

State legislators tour the largest taconite mine on the Mesabi Range  According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the mining activity resulting from this mine blast at Minntac will result in approximately $1 million for the Permanent School Fund.

Representative Murphy tours Minntac Minnesota House Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL – Saint Paul) toured U.S. Steel’s Minntac facility to learn more about the largest taconite mining operation in the Mesabi Iron Range.  Pictured with Representative Murphy is Bob Bratulich, director of United Steelworkers District 11, who helped facilitate the tour.

Minntac mine expansion won’t require impact statement Minnesota Public Radio

U.S. Steel/Minntac: Company’s footprint on Range big, and passes the test of time Mesabi Daily News

Governor Dayton participates in Iron Ore Alliance launch On February 20, Governor Dayton (center) joined Chris Masciantonio (left) of U. S. Steel and Bob Bratulich (right) of the United Steelworkers Union to announce the formation of the Iron Ore Alliance.

Iron Ore Alliance:  partnership aims at better mining policy  Mesabi Daily News

U. S. Steel, union form Iron Ore Alliance to promote mining in Minnesota MinnPost

U. S. Steel Chairman and CEO John Surma’s speech to the Economic Club of Minnesota