Mining Features

Metals essential to everyday lives



Found in everything from wind turbines to diabetes test strips, the copper, nickel and platinum group metals that exist in NE Minnesota are essential to our everyday lives. Without them, we wouldn’t have electricity, plumbing , cell phones, TV… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Welcome to Mining: It’s a Blast



Dear Readers, Welcome to our special mining edition! We hope you’ll enjoy reading today’s edition which focuses on employment in the mining sector (page 4), advice for job seekers (page 6), and a sampling of job listings from area busin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MINING FOR GROWTH

High paying mining jobs anchor the NE MN labor market


 Editor’s Note: This is the latest analysis of NE MN’s mining sector conducted by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, prepared for their January 2014 edition of Minnesota Employment Review. An almost 50%… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Employment agencies: Options for employers and job seekers



HIBBING – When it comes to employment, there are two sides of the story. Employers say, “Good help is hard to find,” while job-seekers think, “I can’t find a decent job out there.” No matter which side of the coin you’re on, finding good work … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

USS Minntac gets state expansion permits



 MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. — United States Steel Corp. has now received the state permits it needs to expand its Minntac mine at Mountain Iron but is waiting on one remaining federal permit. U.S. Steel plans to expand the taconite mine by 483 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Miners’ Expo at MDC Year two was even bigger and better




You’re going to dig it! was the slogan of the 2nd annual Iron Miners’ Expo held at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm on September 11 – 12. Photo by Deborah McCauley.The second annual Iron Range Miners’ Expo Tool & Equi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

HibbTac’s constructed wetlands tour an eye-opener




HTC’s Kim Westerhoff, Environmental Representative, and Dennis Rotness, dozer operator, discuss the upland wetlands project on the 5012 stockpile. Photo by Jean Cole.HIBBING – It was a beautiful spring day, June 3, and I was looking forward to… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mining taxes support us all




It’s not possible to talk about iron mining without talking about taxes. As sure as ore is coming out of the ground, profits are being made and taxes are being paid on the ore produced. The more ore produced, the greater the profits to the mining co… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Special Protection Funds



 Within the taconite production taxes are two entities we often hear about – the Douglas J. Johnson Economic Protection Fund and the Taconite Environmental Protection Fund. While both funds are purportedly for “protection” each fund operates in… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Heavy equipment simulators prepare students for the real thing




A student practices on a classroom simulator. MRCTC has three Caterpillar simulators at their Eveleth campus: a Hydraulic Excavator, a 16M Motor Grader and a 994 Wheel Loader. Photo submitted.HIBBING – The visitor enters a small conference room at H… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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