Dayton jobs tour moves to Iron Range

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Oct 3, 2012 at 6:39 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Governor Mark Dayton’s "Working for Minnesota Jobs" tour will continue today on the Iron Range, focused on value-added mining opportunities that will get Minnesotans back to work.

Governor Dayton will tour Magnetation Incorporated--a company founded in 2006 that uses low-grade natural ore tailings to produce marketable iron ore concentrate.

Following the tour, the Governor will host a roundtable discussion with area mining industry leaders.

Minnesota is one of the world’s largest producers of iron ore with over 100 million tons of taconite being mined each year. In 2011 the mining industry contributed over 5,800 direct Minnesota jobs totaling $474 million in wages.

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