Northern Exposure

A New Image For Ikonics

A quiet publicly traded Duluth company is shaking up its business model with partnerships in the aviation and automobile industries.

by Gene Rebeck

Building A 21st-Century Economy

Economic security in northeastern Minnesota grew during Tom Renier’s tenure with the Northland Foundation

Digging Mining's Future

The U of M seeks funding for a new initiative to change how Minnesota mines.

The Potica Invasion

What are the secrets behind this Iron Range delicacy that is attracting more sales?

Gateways To The World

In contrast to other parts of the country, Northland regional airports are offering good travel options.

Come Fly With Me

Duluth International, with a new $78 million terminal, is more than a regional airport for business travelers.

Making It

Heavy manufacturing makes a comeback on the Iron Range.

A Greener Dream

If it can unlock the potential from its timber, the Iron Range could become a center for biochemical production.

High-Speed Broadband Is Not A Luxury

For rural areas, faster Internet service is a necessity. More communities soon could be connected.

On The Waterfront

The Port of Duluth-Superior saw increased tonnage last year. But the real story might be its industrial base.

Either/Ore

The news on the Iron Range is mostly good—but what’s up with Essar Steel?

The Northland Gives Rise To An IT Sector

And it’s more vigorous than outsiders might think.

Building An Upturn

Could Lake Superior College presage a new manufacturing boom?

No Business Like Snow Business

Minnesota’s winter tourism industry isn’t as simple as a good snowfall. Look at Lutsen Mountains.

The Future Of Trees

The Natural Resources Research Institute is helping revive timber companies, along with other traditional extractive industries.

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Blind Intersection, Cross Traffic Ahead

We need to examine current spending and future needs before accelerating road spending.

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Fuel for Thought

NABERS: Australian For Efficiency

Honeywell says Minnesota could boost commercial building efficiency by importing an energy policy from Down Under.

Mark Sheffert's

Corner Office

The Best Leader: Superman or Clark Kent?

In leadership, looks can be deceiving.

Sarah Lutman's

Performing Philanthropy

Capitol Agenda

What are nonprofit leaders lobbying for?

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Guest Commentary

Encouraging Entrepreneurs

Some thoughts on promoting the creation of new business in Minnesota.

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