MN celebrates 135 years of iron mining

Graphic courtesy of MEC/SME.The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) is happy to share that iron mining has shaped the state of Minnesota for 135 years. In August of 1884 our state’s first shipment of iron ore began its voyage from Two Harbors … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Iron mining improves with modern advances in technology



According to P&H specifications, the 2800XPC shovel is 43 feet wide, 48 feet long, and 40 feet tall excluding the crane. It can scoop 65 tons of ore. Courtesy of United States Steel.Today’s iron mining relies on specialized knowledge or methods. The … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A history of mining accidents

Past working conditions illustrate mining safety has come far


This panel in the Minnesota Discovery Center’s exhibit “Blue-Collar Battleground: The Iron Range Labor Story” lists the name, age, ethnicity, marital status, and cause of death for every mining fatality in St. Louis County for 1905-1906. Submitted ph… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hibbing mine view attracts worldwide visitors

Volunteers are critical to new Hull Rust Mine View’s success


The new mine view features spectacular views and mining equipment on display. Photo by Larry Aho.HIBBING — The new Hull Rust Mine View in Hibbing has been open daily since May 25, and to say it has been a success is truly an understatement. In the mo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Scouts take a journey to the middle of their mobile

Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey (USGS.gov).Members of Scouting organizations from all over the world gathered in Glen Jean, West Virginia, USA, for the 24th World Scout Jamboree from July 22 – August 2, 2019. This Jamboree was hosted … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Keeping an active puppy out of trouble

 It is hard to resist the beckoning big eyes, soft fur and lovable kisses of a puppy. When that tail begins wagging, it can be easy to forget how much attention and work puppies require. Puppies love to learn about the world and are naturally cu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Artifacts tell the story of a once-vibrant industry



This case displays items from the DM&IR Railway and its predecessors.VIRGINIA — Yes, Virginia, there is a museum here! Since 1994, the former park superintendent’s home has been occupied by the Virginia Area Historical Society’s Heritage Museum, whic… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Second iteration of music retreats launched in August

Operation Song continues mission of telling stories through music

 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month it is expanding its partnership with nonprofit Operation Song to launch a series of songwriting retreats aimed at helping veterans share and cope with military experiences throug… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA and Hiring Our Heroes initiative partner on military spouse employment

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative recently joined efforts to lead and support military spouse employment at VA and throughout the federal government, and reduce the … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New VA Launchpad app for veterans combines telehealth tools, resources

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched a new mobile application designed to save veterans and their caregivers time online. VA Launchpad for Veterans simplifies and organizes several existing tools and resources into one conve… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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