Minntac extension project receives federal approval
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 – Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Congressman Nolan – for their assistance with the permits,” added Masciantonio. “We also appreciate the commitment and support of Governor Dayton, his state agencies, and the Iron Range legislative delegation. We would like to finally thank the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for completing the approvals that will allow the expansion to proceed.”
For more information, please read the U.S. Steel and United Steelworkers press releases about the expansion.