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Minnesota aconite industry strikes while the iron (ore price) is hot

December 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The price of iron ore has bounced around on the global market in recent months, topping out at a record-high near $200 per ton earlier this year before falling to about $135 in November. But the roller-coaster ride doesn’t seem to be hurting Minnesota’s taconite industry. Continue Reading

Taconite worker health testing moving to Silver Bay

August 23, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

The ongoing University of Minnesota health study of current and former taconite industry workers is moving from Virginia to Silver Bay to attract more steelworkers from the eastern Iron Range.
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