TOWER, MN -- The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota hosted its annual dinner Thursday night in Tower, Minnesota.
Representing eight iron ore mines and 150 vendors, the IMA promotes the state's iron ore industry.
Minnesota's iron mines directly contribute $1.9 billion to the economy of Minnesota every year
Tonight's event at the Fortune Bay Casino included an update for members of the IMA, dinner and a program.
CBS 3's Kristen Vake was the keynote speaker.