The IRRRB remains the paradoxical hub of Iron Range politics.
What would a sustainable Iron Range look like and work like?
The 12-year “forgivable loan” starts to come due in five years, but the payments will be forgiven if employment stays above 450.
The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board gathered last Thursday for a meeting. The headline was a $3.65 million investment in education initiatives and jobs projects.
Virginia’s B’nai Abraham congregation dedicated their brick synagogue in 1909.
A tale of two Marriage Equality Days; complexity of the Minneapolis charter; short-sighted Anoka County drops wheelage tax; and more.
The video fails to move the needle on my own conflicted opinions about nonferrous mining projects in northeastern Minnesota. I’m again left with questions, not answers.
Wealth gap; improving Vikings stadium urbanism; Iron Range delicacies; multicultural mural; and more.
The NSA phone-records controversy, Target and Tom Emmer, Jewish culture on the Iron Range and more.
The Range is the kind of place where tight urban centers are suspended in a great wilderness, buttressed by gigantic mines and thousands of lakes. Good people here, if you get to know them.
People ask me, “What is the Iron Range?”
The Indian mining company will work through the winter on construction of its plant near Nashwauk.
The debate featured two aggressive but generally respectful candidates and absolutely none of the audience interference that occurred two years ago.
Tired of ethnic discrimination as well as dangerous working conditions, low wages, and long work days, immigrant iron miners went on strike. It was the first organized strike on the Iron Range.
Last Friday, the United Steelworkers conceded defeat in the unionization vote at the Mesabi Nugget plant near Aurora.
If Iron Range residents are going to make informed decisions about development projects, they need all the facts.
Citing dissatisfaction with a bill that would loosen environmental permitting, officials for Gogebic Taconite announced the cancellation of their plans to mine taconite near Ashland, Wisconsin.