Ken “Butch” Garden

Ken “Butch” Garden, 67, of Duluth, formerly Virginia, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the RSI Medin House in Duluth. Ken was born on November, 14, 1950 to Kenilworth and Florence (Marciniak) Garden in Virgin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Denise Johanna Metsa

Denise Johanna Metsa came into the world 9/20/1939 and departed 79 years and one day later on 9/21/2018 after a short stay in the Virginia Care Center. Denise was raised on the farm in Angora, MN and spent her entire adult life as a citizen of Virgin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

William “Bill” C. Ogden

William “Bill” C. Ogden, 89, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. William Champ Ogden was born August 23, 1929 in Jefferson City, MO to Champ and Zona (Toombes) Ogden. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Confli… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

IMA: Exploring the future of exploration at a mining conference



Iron Mining Association of Minnesota President Kelsey Johnson spoke at the Mining Exploration International Conference earlier this month in Las Vegas. Submitted photo.Recently I attended the Mining and Exploration International conference in Las Veg… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

STEM Showcase opens doors to creativity for area 6th graders


HIBBING – Every fall, the Range Engineering Council’s Iron Range STEM Showcase creates opportunities for kids to experience science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in new and creative ways. The showcase goes beyond booths and promotional mat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Land Before Mines and the Hill Annex Paleontology Project

The Iron Range in the age of the dinosaurs so many eons ago


Artistic rendering of what the Iron Range looked like during the Cretaceous Period. Image by Nathan E. Rogers.Picture it. Calumet, MN. The Cretaceous Period. Roughly 90 million years ago. Rather than freezing winters, mosquito-filled summers, and rug… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The minerals and rocks of Minnesota

A lesson in geology, economics, glaciers, rock cycles and more


Map pictorials courtesy of Barry Frey.Economic geology… what is THAT? I don’t know enough about economics to be an economist and others don’t know enough geology to be a geologist. So why study this? Geology is the study of all sciences applied to ro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Great reasons to adopt your next pet

 There is no end to the companionship, love and joy a pet can bring to one’s life. That is perhaps one reason why the number of pets surrendered to shelters each year so greatly upsets animal lovers. But the same places that house animals that w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mesabi Humane Society photo contest underway

 Do you have a favorite photo of your cat or dog or both together? Would you like your photo to be featured on the 2019 Calendar for the Mesabi Humane Society or in the custom deck of playing cards? Find out how to submit and win by going to the… Please register for a free account or log in below […]

Clearwater BioLogic: Support for mining and the environment

An economical solution for removing high sulfate concentration


A bioreactor sketch. Submitted photos.A new company has emerged on the Range that is ready to take sulfate out of area waters. Clearwater BioLogic, according to Jeff Hanson from Babbitt, is able to remove sulfate at a fraction of the cost of the only… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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