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Our newest monument to mining: The Highway 53 bridge

This view of “The Bridge” taken last weekend shows an interesting angle as the bridge crosses the Rouchleau Mine pit and continues north into Virginia. It was expected that the bridge would have a name by now, but no information has been forthcoming … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

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Iron mining: Museums, monuments and memorials


Chisholm’s Iron Man Miners Memorial was dedicated in 1987. It is 85 feet high—one of the highest free-standing memorials in the United States—and weighs over 4-tons. The memorial is titled “The emergence of man through steel.” A monument at the site … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

STEEL, STRIKES, AND SPIES. The making of Blue-Collar Battleground: The Iron Range Labor Story exhibit



The Minnesota Discovery Center is located at 1005 Discovery Drive in Chisholm. Learn more at mndiscoverycenter.com. Photo by Cindy Kujala.CHISHOLM – For the past six years, the Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) has been renovating its permanent exhibi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tips for cleaning pet stains on carpeting


 If you have pets, accidents are going to happen. For some reason, dogs seem to make messes on carpet rather than easy-to-clean tile, but what can you do? Accidents happen. Cleaning up pet stains is never fun, but there are methods that make it … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Babbitt P.D. is getting their first K-9 officer; meet Tac The Home of Taconite welcomes Taconite of a different kind



Babbitt Police Chief Chad Loewen (right) is pictured with the department’s new K-9 team, Officer Cody Siebert and K-9 Taconite. Submitted photo.BABBITT – One never knows what they will find when trolling the Internet. In this particular case, I was c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Babbitt’s mining monument The first test pit on the Mesabi Range

The plaque on this monument to mining reads: This 28 ton piece of magnetic taconite was removed from the Peter Mitchell Mine near the area where Peter Mitchell, in 1871, put down the first recorded test pit on the Mesabi Range. Pit location: 6,248 ya… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MN Power creates Yellow Ribbon Forest near Camp Ripley

Al Hodnik, ALLETE chairman, president and CEO, and Brig. Gen. Lowell Kruse, Camp Ripley senior commander, prepare to plant tree seedlings at the training facility and deepen the relationship between ALLETE and the Minnesota National Guard. Submitted … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Billie Shoemaker: The last letter from The Forgotten War



The old suitcase that contained personal belongings of Billie Shoemaker. Submitted photos. The following is the story of the life and death of one American soldier, Corporal Billie Shoemaker. In August of 2010 Mary Ann Vukich received an unexpe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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