Mining Features

How four communities, one DOT, a rail authority, a utilities commission and a taconite mine worked together to move a highway: It’s called teamwork


Several key stakeholders worked together to reroute a major highway in northern Minnesota. The bridge portion of the highway travels over a 200-foot tall pit in the Rouchleau Group of Mines. Graphic and photos courtesy of SEH.Highway 53 in northern M… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Both quarterly, year-end net income soar for Cleveland-Cliffs

Iron ore miner and processor Cleveland Cliffs reported a strong quarter and year in its annual report, released this month. For the full-year 2018, the company reported net income of $1.1 billion compared with net income of $363 million in the prior … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

CN is a primary rail connection for Iron Range taconite pellets

 CN is the primary rail connection for the taconite plants of Minntac, Minorca and United Taconite. Minntac, U.S. Steel at Mt. Iron, is the largest pellet plant in the United States. Minntac pellets mainly go to the port of Two Harbors for shipm… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Iron Age

Right: Artwork by Max Thieman, Eveleth, MN.The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age system, preceded by the Stone Age (Neolithic) and the Bronze Age. It is an archaeological era in the prehistory and protohistory of Europe and the Ancient Nea… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Grad student gets geology variety working at NRRI



In Minnesota, Jackie Drazan got to spend time with her favorite rocks—the beautiful and complicated igneous rocks formed by molten magma. Photo courtesy of NRRI.A passion for rocks leads woman to UMD and NRRI to become a multi-faceted geologist. A su… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Job growth projected for rebuilding of infrastructure and more

Engineering occupations: They’re the anchor of the STEM fields

This wall within Iron Range Engineering on the Mesabi Range College campus in Virginia “is dedicated to the pioneering students who took a leap of faith and then succeeded at the highest levels to build this engineering program.” Photo by Cindy Kujal… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Advanced Minnesota supports mining

Customized training and continuing education help build skills

Advanced Minnesota is often referred to as “the training arm of the five colleges in the Northeast Higher Education District” (NHED). This includes providing customized training and continuing education in partnership with Hibbing Community College, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Quad City Food Shelf receives MP grant

Pictured (l. to r.) are: Aimee Curtis, Minnesota Power Foundation director; Michael Perala, Minnesota Power director of strategic accounts; Patty Stensland, AEOA Arrowhead RSVP manager; Michelle Larson, Quad City Food Shelf Advisory Board member; Mar… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tele-connecting to engineering studies

A quest for the Iron Range Master of Science in Engineering


Hayden Taylor is a student in the UMD Iron Range master’s program in engineering. He also works full-time for U.S. Steel. Photo courtesy of UMD.Hayden Taylor works full time at U.S. Steel. “Some days, when I don’t get out of work until late, it’s rea… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cleveland-Cliffs increases HBI capacity, may reopen Empire Mine

Cleveland-Cliffs is close to announcing the resurgence of its Empire Mine near Marquette, MI, Chairman, President and CEO Lourenco Goncalves said in the corporation’s year-end conference call with analysts last week. The mine was idled in August 2016… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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