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 "Genealogy", "Archives", and "Events & Programs" area. The "Archives" area contains over 960 items (including photographs, postcards, and maps) that the folks at the Center have digitized thus far. The archive contains images of drilling stations, iron ore production, and conveyor belts. Also, visitors can search their online genealogy database, which contains Census information, passenger arrival records, and mining company newsletters. Finally, visitors can use the "Events & Programs" section to learn about upcoming programs of note.