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With a resume that already included union miner, laid-off union miner, community organizer, president or board member of the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce, Jobs for Minnesotans and the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools, city councilor and mayor of Aurora, Dave Lislegard was a …

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Northeast Minnesota is where mining, recreation, and stewardship of natural resources intersect in ways that define us as Minnesotans. In the same towns populated with heavy-equipment repair shops, hoist and rigging contractors, and other mining-related industries, you also see bait and tack…

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VIRGINIA — Ever since she was a school girl growing up in a North Shore town, Shirley Rintala Peterson — born Shirley Dolin in Two Harbors — has been a hard worker. Now 92, Peterson looks back nostalgically on the jobs she has had over the years.

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VIRGINIA — People drive by the rather little-known-to-the-public factory on West Chestnut Street all the time, never really realizing just what takes place inside the modest structure.

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My dad sat on our back porch, book in hand, one recent June afternoon. The warm sun filtered through the evergreens that bordered our small yard. Dogs laid on either side of his lawn chair, dozing.

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ELY — For more than 60 years the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital has been an important healthcare resource for the residents of Ely and its surrounding communities and for the thousands of visitors that converge on the area each year on their way to and from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area …

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CHISHOLM – Recorded in the pages of the 1950 Chisholm Arrow junior high yearbook from is a collection of writings about the mining industry.

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Essar Steel Minnesota was heralded as the next big thing on the Iron Range. A pellet plant and a steel mill that would transform the industry in the region, along with its economy. Then financial problems hit the company — construction deadlines were missed, payments were late and the state …

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Online or in the classroom, the University of Wisconsin-Superior has a path into the mining industry workforce for a number of different jobs — and just an ore boat’s length from the shores of Minnesota or from your desktop.

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The economic impact of Iron Range mining extends far beyond northeastern Minnesota's 110-mile long iron formation.

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HIBBING — Despite a long, successful history of playing matchmaker between job seekers and employers, staffing companies are among the most misunderstood industries in the modern job market.

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AngloGold Ashanti, the third largest gold mining company in the world, is pursuing plans to drill for the precious metal in northern Minnesota.

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In Minnesota, legislators are debating bills aimed at achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

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Scattered across the table outside Lory Fedo’s office at the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce are mining magazines, “We Support Mining” signs, mining pamphlets and even a pink hard hat with a sticker that reads “Mining Supports Us.”

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HIBBING — For five weeks in January and February a small but dedicated staff of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources employees spent 12 hours a day, seven days a week, scanning about 16,000 feet of drill core in a high-tech mobile lab located out of sight, but in the heart of Hibbing.

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HIBBING – One of the most impressive collections of core samples anywhere in the country can be found in three unassuming buildings in Hibbing.

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HINCKLEY — On a fall day at the beginning of October, Aurora Mayor Dave Lislegard traveled south to Hinckley for a tour of the Local 49 Training Center with an old friend, Jason George.

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“They poured the sweat from their brows and the love from their souls to support their families. And they love their country. “

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HIBBING — It’s hard to tell from the bottom of the Susquehanna if there’s been much — if any – action on top of the massive stockpile. And given the big lock on the gate, it’s not accessible.

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VIRGINIA — Iron Range Historian Harry Lamppa sits in a room at the Virginia Area Historical Society, surrounded by boxes stuffed with papers and documents, timeworn photos, and yellowed newspaper clippings.

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VIRGINIA — Perhaps you've noticed the huge yellow production truck boxes lined up off the north side of Highway 53 near the new bridge between Eveleth and Virginia.

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What started as acknowledgement of the importance of our forested areas to our developing nation became a push for wilderness to stop all development. Three main road corridors – the Echo Trail, Fernberg Trail and Gunflint Trail were developed that opened up the area to recreational opportun…

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Two years before Lourenco Goncalves left Brazil, his birthplace, to begin a career in the United States steel industry, he almost never made it.

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In the last few years, our business has worked on exploration projects and mine sites in approximately 25 different states. Alaska to Hawaii, California to New York, our trucks and equipment have touched many parts of this country. We have drilled for Gold, Silver, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Lithiu…