Northern Exposure

A Tale Of Two Rails

A rail-improvement project in Duluth is evidence of major changes in the global economy.

by Gene Rebeck

Steel Prairie

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

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?

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Editor's Note

Navigating To Greatness

While some succeed by pursuing their goals from Day One, most others do so by changing course.

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

Want To Scale The C-Level Mountain, Huh?

Be sure you’re prepared when you finally reach the peak.

Vance Opperman's

Open Letter

The Billionaires Are Coming! The Billionaires Are Coming!

We are entering the season where most of us will be receiving emails about your continued political perfidy, so I thought we might as well write you directly.

Sarah Lutman's

Performing Philanthropy

Targeting Gender Norms

The philanthropic community has moved beyond simple feminism to ask fundamental questions about gender roles.

Sima Griffith's

Guest Commentary

Encouraging Entrepreneurs

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

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