Northern Exposure

Gateways To The World

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

by Gene Rebeck

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.

Power Of The Sun

Will solar energy production shine a light on the Iron Range?

The Great Northwest

Northwestern Minnesota has low unemployment and booming companies hungry for workers. What is its secret?

Start Them Up In Northeastern Minnesota

Can entrepreneurship take firm root in the tough soil of northeastern Minnesota?

Forward, Into The Past

Taconite, timber, and tourism remain the Northland’s economic bases. But they need to be alloyed with entrepreneurship.

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Other Columns

Dale Kurschner's

Editor's Note

The Hidden Economy

They don’t get much press, but family businesses generate half our GDP and the majority of our jobs.

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

The Primacy of Personality

Skills, metrics and strategy aren’t the only substance of leadership.

Sarah Lutman's

Performing Philanthropy

Veterans’ Voices

Minnesota’s veterans join forces to challenge stereotypes and build new narratives.

Sima Griffith's

Guest Commentary

Encouraging Entrepreneurs

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

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