Northern Exposure

Steel Prairie

Northwestern Minnesota’s manufacturing strength builds on the region's agriculture base.

by Gene Rebeck

On The Duluth Waterfront

Mine shutdowns in 2015 will alter traffic flow at the Port of Duluth-Superior, but the Port Authority sees growth options.

Stress Test

How severely will the worldwide steel glut affect the Iron Range?

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.

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.

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Dale Kurschner's

Editor's Note

Finding Future Firsts

Minnesota’s heritage is rich in major innovations. Will that legacy continue?

Dan Haugen's

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

Stupidity Is Clear, Genius Is Not

Some advice for minimizing your instances of stupidity.

Vance Opperman's

Open Letter

Let The Soccer Balls Fly!

The soccer stadium proposal is a great bargain, and the city would be foolish to let this opportunity go by.

Sarah Lutman's

Performing Philanthropy

Centennials Abound

The Minneapolis Foundation is just one of Minnesota’s prominent nonprofits turning 100 this year.

Sima Griffith's

Guest Commentary

Encouraging Entrepreneurs

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

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