Mining Features

Cleveland-Cliffs gives to food distribution organizations

Pictured is the new entrance sign at United Taconite’s shops in Eveleth. Cleveland Cliffs, which owns United Taconite, recently donated through the Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation $1 million to address food insecurity around the Great Lakes region. Photo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Julie Padilla elected to Women’s Mining Coalition board

Julie PadillaTwin Metals Minnesota announced on February 8 that Julie Padilla, Twin Metals’ chief regulatory officer, has been elected to the Women’s Mining Coalition (WMC) board of directors. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with the Wom… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron Mining Association announces 2021 leadership

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA)—the trade association that represents the state’s iron mines and suppliers of goods and services to the iron mines—announced on January 12 the results of its annual board elections in December at its 28t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Minnesota ranks in top five for mining production

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) has announced that Minnesota has, once again, been named a top-five mining state for nonfuel mineral commodities for the year 2020. Minnesota ranked fifth by the value of nonfuel mineral production, incl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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The Iron Range landscape is constantly changing, and the topography and vegetation are now dramatically different from what Native Americans and early European settlers saw. The nature of open pit mining means the land cannot be reverted to its origi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Transforming the Cuyuna Range

From purpose-built trails to purpose-built communities


The mountain bike trail system at the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in Crow Wing County will soon consist of 70 miles of one-way trails. Those trails bring thousands of visitors to a region whose economic future once looked bleak. Photos by Cu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Swimming above the iron

Former mine pits offer a unique alternative to swimming pools


Lifelong swimmers Aaron Kelson and Jeff Brown prepare for an open-water swim at Lake Ore-Be-Gone in Gilbert. Kelson says former mine pits have been a fun, safe replacement for indoor swimming pools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submitted photo.After … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Enhancing Range communities

Recent projects improve beauty, safety, and recreation

A new fishing pier was added to the Kinney Pit Recreation Area earlier in 2020. Other im-Kinney Pit Recreation Area Great Scott Township is improving the Kinney Pit Recreation Area to increase public use and enjoyment. A 24-foot dock at the public b… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

What is mineland reclamation?

The DNR regulates restoration of lands disturbed by mining

A newly shaped, seeded, and mulched overburden stockpile slope; a stockpile bench after three growing seasons; a re-The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has the authority to regulate the reclamation of lands subjected to ferrous and nonferrous m… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ore-Be-Gone, but a variety of fish species are still there

Dan Jordan of IRRRB Mining & Reclamation watches rainbow trout being stocked at the Mott Pit in Mt. Iron. Submitted photo.This story was originally published in Hometown Focus on June 19, 2015. GILBERT — About three weeks ago, a pair of Iron Range f… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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