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Iron mines and mining -- Minnesota

View Resource Minnesota Discovery Center

The Minnesota Discovery Center has many different programs, and their Iron Range Research Center website is a fine way to learn about this rather unique cultural and geographical region. Located in the far northern reaches of Minnesota, the area was center of a vast natural resource extraction economy for well over a century. On the right-hand side of this page, visitors can look over the...
View Resource Iron Range Research Center Archival Collections Screenshot

For many people, Minnesota's Iron Range isn't just a geographic region, it is a way of life. Stretching across the northeastern section of the state, the Iron Range includes everything from vast bands of iron ore to counties with piquant names, like Koochiching. It is a largely rural area, where people's winter pastimes tend to involve skiing, snowmobiles, and ice fishing. This digital collection...