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NEW DAY ON IRON RANGE

Aug 11, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

SILVER BAY, MINN. - The maze of overhead conveyors on the banks of Lake Superior made jaws drop as millions of freshly-minted iron pellets jiggled, shuffled and dropped through the air, landing in an imposing mountain of iron at Northshore Mining's plant and shipyard.

The new "low-silica, direct-reduced-grade" iron pellet product is the only one of its kind in the country thanks to $100 million in factory upgrades.

The investment not only gave the Silver Bay pelletizing plant a secon...