Northern Exposure

Making It

Heavy manufacturing makes a comeback on the Iron Range.

by Gene Rebeck

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.

Heat On The Range

It’s too early for most of us to form a rock-solid opinion on nonferrous mining. Too much remains unclear.

Oil Battle Royal

Northern Minnesota is a main highway for transporting crude oil. Does the state benefit?

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