GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - For 25 years, the Iron Mining Association has represented the thousands of people who work in Minnesota’s iron mines and companies across the nation that provide goods and services to the iron mining industry.

The association recently expanded to include businesses, organizations, and individuals who do not work in iron mining but want to show their support for the industry, which contributes more than $3 billion to the state’s economy each year. For more information on the IMA or if you're interested in membership, visit

If you’d like to learn more about iron mining in Minnesota, visit

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