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Cleveland-Cliffs’ direct reduction plant will utilize Northshore Mining pellets

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TOLEDO, OHIO — Cleveland-Cliffs held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 9, 2021, at the company’s direct reduction (DR) plant in Toledo. The occasion celebrated the initial six months of continued operation and production of hot-briquetted iron (HBI) … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Investing in the future of mining

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U. S. Steel celebrated the completion of its $100 million shovel rebuild project at Minntac on July 16

 Shovel 2 was commissioned in May 2000 and had the distinction of loading Minntac’s two billionth ton of taconite on October 6, 2001. It has logged over 121,000 operating hours since it was put into service. Photos by Tucker Nelson. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Twin Metals invests in electric vehicles

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Twin Metals Minnesota announced on August 12 it will build on its commitment to advancing the nation’s most sustainable and technologically advanced underground mining project by investing in the electrification of its mining and support vehicle flee… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cleveland-Cliffs highlights carbon reduction, community partnerships

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced on July 16 the release of its full Sustainability Report 2020. In response to stakeholder feedback, Cleveland-Cliffs developed its Sustainability Report 2020 with reference to the widely-used Global Reporti… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Historical society plans mining exhibit

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This artist’s rendering shows one segment of the new exhibit A County Built on Iron, which will be located at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) in Duluth. Submitted photo. DULUTH — The St. Louis County Historical Society … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SME, ICC collaborate on student engineering project

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The design and build of the balling disk (pictured above) was a collaborative engineering effort between SME and ICC. Pictured with the finished disk are (l. to r.) ICC student Jaydon Hiemstra, SME member Doug Learmont, SME member Peter Waselk, ICC s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

U. S. Steel donates to area school districts

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Corporation assists with new campus, enhanced gymnasium

Pictured (l. to r.) are: Nashwauk-Keewatin school board member Blake Liend; United States Steel representatives Lucas Klemke, Adam Marks, and Travis Kolari; school board members Barb Kalmi, Lisa Peratalo, Joe Dasovich, Jeff Sundquist, and Bill Hendri… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Preserving our mining history

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Why history is important and must be recorded, shared

Ron Hein discusses the Erie Mining Company History Project at the Herbert R. Lamppa Civic Center in Tower on August 17. Submitted photo. TOWER — The story of the pioneers who worked at Erie Mining Company, formed a new community, and built a new l… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Production surges for domestic steel and taconite

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America’s steel mills are running strong, which is good for regional taconite mines. Domestic steel mills ran at an 85 percent capability utilization rate for the week ending July 31, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. It’s the opera… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A new recreation destination

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From mines to mountain biking mecca


Redhead Mountain Bike Park in Chisholm offers a variety of terrain for beginning to advanced cyclists. The trails, 15 miles of which opened in June 2020, take riders along the edge of former mine pits. Photos courtesy of Minnesota Discovery Center.CH… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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