Posted at: 02/20/2013 5:57 PM
Updated at: 02/21/2013 12:53 PM
Lawmakers and those associated with the mining and steel industries announced a new alliance on Wednesday.
It is called the Iron Ore Alliance. It is an initiative between U.S. Steel and the United Steelworkers. At a press conference at the state capitol in St. Paul, the groups said the goal is to highlight the importance of the company's operations in Minnesota.
U.S. Steel plants include Minntac and Keetac. U.S. Steel is the state’s largest iron ore producer and employs 1,864 people.