Range History

Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike

Preface: Kitchen Table Politics

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY EDITOR’S NOTE: The following pages...

Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike

Introduction: Workers’ Rights, Immigrant Voices

On June 2, 1916, forty mostly immigrant mine workers from...

Andrew Carnegie, steel industrialist

He called on the rich to improve society

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY A ndrew Carnegie (Nov. 25,...

Obituaries

Bosa “Bee” Grubich

Bosa "Bee" Grubich, 94, of Anoka, formerly of Kinney, MN,...

Mary Lou Jyhla Tamte

Mary Lou Jyhla Tamte, 90, formerly of Britt, wife of...

Marjorie (Marge) Ann Ellis

Marjorie (Marge) Ann Ellis, 84, born July 2, 1933 in...

Melita R Stewart

Memorial service for Melita R Stewart, 87, of Gilbert will...

Shirley Lorraine Lubarski

Shirley Lorraine Lubarski, age 87 of Embarrass, died Monday, February...

Mining Features

FORTY-TWO YEARS IN MINING

EVELETH – As I start writing this I just got home from a surprise retirement party my mother, my six...

Iron mining supports high-quality education for all Minnesotans

IRON RANGE – Iron mining is connected to a lot of facets of education including K-12 education and all University...

DRAWN BACK TO THE IRON RANGE

E VELETH – My family immigrated to northeastern Minnesota looking for work and the promise of better opportunities. Like most...

Thoughts on mining’s past, its future potential on the Range

Scotch Tape, Post-it Notes, and Command Strips. It’s a good bet that most of us have at least one of...

Welcome to Babbitt, the Home of Taconite (1960)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a short excerpt from a “Welcome to Babbitt” pamphlet dated April 23, 1960. The Babbitt...

U.S. mines produced an estimated $75.2 billion in minerals

U.S. mines produced an estimated $75.2 billion of raw mineral materials in 2017—a 6 percent increase over 2016—the U.S. Geological...

Local alliance offers support for contractors and laborers

RANGE AREA – The Iron Range Construction Alliance (IRCA) effort started in 2001, spearheaded by Mike Syversrud and Mike Ralston....

Unions help students learn about the construction trades

Minnesota iron mining legacy on display at upcoming national conference

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) and many of its members will be among thousands from around the world...

Business

New and revised practices bring savings

STATEWIDE – Reflecting the agency’s commitment to maximizing value for Minnesotans, a new report finds that the Minnesota Department of Transportation saved $83 million in 2017 from new and revised...

Public comment period open through March 19

STATEWIDE – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) released the state’s plan to invest $47 million from the national Volkswagen settlement in a better, cleaner Minnesota environment. The settlement funds...

Unprofitable lignin to become valuable plastic

Lignin gives trees their strength. It’s the glue that holds plants together. It’s also an unexploited treasure— at least from a chemical point of view. Making up about 30 percent...

First-ever Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit is March 7; free one-day event

Employers, are you looking to build your workforce with highly skilled workers? If so, you are invited to register and attend a free, one-day event at the Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit,...

Tips offered for choosing the right professional tax preparer

Many Minnesotans hire a professional tax preparer to do their income taxes each year. Qualified tax preparers perform important services for taxpayers who have complicated tax situations or simply want...

Saint Louis County holds land auction: 28 properties sold for $374,000

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A house on 9th Avenue East in Duluth generated a lot of interest. So did two adjoining 18 acre parcels along Old Highway 169 in Hibbing....

Columns

SALLYWORLD WEEK 376

Embracing the gray and musing over cocktail weenies

Out of the Blue

“( I) decided to enjoy the Olympics, rewrite my story and write a pretty epic one as a team.” –John Shuster

WALKING UNDAUNTED

Struggles shape us: Only look back to see how far you’ve come

SALOME’S STARS

Why knot get a massage?

Focus on Veterans

AMVETS pleased with ruling connecting illnesses to burn pits

In a ruling that vindicated nearly 64,000 U.S. service members who were exposed to openair burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, a judge found in...

New policy for harassment prevention, response in the Armed Forces released

The Department of Defense announced the release of Department of Defense Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces,” effective immediately. The comprehensive...

Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes will be hosting a Military Hiring Event at Xcel Energy Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 27. At this Hiring Expo with the Minnesota...

VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to repair Post building

The Home Depot has started accepting applications for their 2018 Community Impact Grant. VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to fund repairs or construction...

Minnesota National Guard provides security for Super Bowl

 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - More than 400 Minnesota National Guardsmen supported security efforts in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl 52. “This is what we do,” said...

Home & Garden Tips

Prune trees during dormancy

If we get a blast of warm weather like in...

Control buckthorn in winter

If you are unfortunate to have buckthorn on your property,...

Make Valentine’s Day special

 Bouquets of roses or other live plants are especially loved...

Pets

Microchips useful in recovering a lost pet

A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under...

The Lost Puppy Case Files

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Case shares Vol. 2 of what he hopes...

Pet-friendly businesses becoming popular

Businesses that cater to families and pets can capitalize on...