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Pink Production Truck Moved to Hull Rust Mine View

Updated: October 30, 2019 06:44 AM

A piece of Hibbing Taconite history now greets people as they enter the new Hull Rust Mine View location. The pink production truck made its move on Tuesday, from the pit to the tourist attraction.

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In 2014, under the management of Cleveland-Cliffs, the pink portion made its debut. The goal was to spread breast cancer awareness.

Fast forward to 2019, the truck itself was in retirement, so managing owner ArcelorMittal decided to donate it.

There was a contest for people to win a ridealong for the final journey.

Kathleen Roddy was thrilled to get the call on Monday that she had won. "I was so excited!" She is a life-long Hibbing resident, who loves rocks. 

On Tuesday, wearing a personalized pink hard hat and neon safety vest, she climbed aboard the 240 ton truck. "I enjoyed it so much, I could ride along for another eight hours," she told afterwards.

The city now has a few things to do before people can enjoy the truck, like remove the fluids from inside of it and clean it up. They are very grateful for addition to the new Mine View location. Pete Hyduke, Director of City Services, said, "What a way to cap off the season. What a donation from Hibtac. To move it up here and assist getting it up here. Jerry Fish came in on his vacation day to drive it up here." 

Mine View is closed now for the season.

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