Erickson to be honored by Quad Cities Tennis



Aerial view of the Quad Cities Tennis for All facility in Virginia, MN. Court 1 will be named for George Erickson in a naming ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 3:40 p.m. Photo submitted.VIRGINIA – Tennis enthusiast and philanthropist George Eri… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Franken visits Minntac, presses for more jobs



U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) joined company officials and steelworkers at the Minntac plant in Mountain Iron to discuss the company’s plans to expand and create jobs on the Iron Range. Photo courtesy of franken.senate.gov.MT. IRON – On… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sulfate reduction testing shows promise; funding is expanded




The site of the biological sulfate-reduction study on an old mine pit lake northeast of Aurora. Photo submitted.Editor’s note: In our Sept. 9, 2013 Mining Edition, we featured a story by Ranae Hanson about a biological sulfate-reduction proces… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron Range Engineering

Student profile: Inventor Travis Eddy


Travis Eddy and Jim Wilson, shown with their invention. Photo submitted.Travis Eddy of Virginia, MN, is a senior in the Iron Range Engineering Program at Mesabi Range College. As part of his studies, Travis invented a device which received the gold … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron Range Engineering expands; 100% job placement

All four years of degree now offered on Mesabi campus

 VIRGINIA – Iron Range Engineering is now starting the sixth year of offering the final two years of a bachelor’s degree in engineering on the Virginia campus of Mesabi Range College. IRE is an ABET accredited engineering program where st… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

UTac operations seen from Mineview in the Sky



United Taconite mining operations can be seen from Mineview in the Sky along Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia, MN. Photo by Larry Aho…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Trout fishing bolstered in mine pit lakes



 A change in the fisheries management strategy in Kinney Pit Lake near Buhl and a partnership with the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) are returning rainbow trout fishing to High Lake near Ely, according to the Minnesota D… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fall field day planned at Mr. Ed’s Farm Sept. 6

Mr. Ed: Why I live (by choice) on a horse-powered farm


Draft horses Mick, Bud and Harley plowing at Mr. Ed’s farm. Submitted photo.Seventy five years ago no one would have stopped on a country road to see a team of draft horses cutting hay. Back then horses were an integral part of the American farm sce… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

When the digging’s done

Mine pits to tourist attractions

This lovely photo of Lake Ore-Be-Gone in Gilbert, MN, was taken by Bev Ulaszek of Chicago when she and her husband were visiting the Iron Range on July 27, 2012. Bev posts photos and blogs about their travel adventures (three years criss-crossing th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New immunization requirements for schools start Sept. 1



STATEWIDE – Children and adolescents are heading back to school and many after-school activities. When children are in close quarters with each other, diseases can spread quickly, so the Minnesota Department of Health is reminding parents abou… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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