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Twin Ports

The Twin Ports Have Open Capacity

After a double-digit drop in tonnage at the Duluth-Superior Port in 2015, the port’s leaders envision a growth strategy based on its Great Lakes location.

by Gene Rebeck

The Secrets Inside Glensheen Mansion

Duluth’s Glensheen mansion nearly doubled its visitor count in recent years. After shifting its marketing strategy, it is reaching new audiences.

Sisu Helps Rural Hospitals Endure

A Duluth-based IT firm reinvented itself to provide critical access solutions.

Populating Cook County

The region’s leaders want to attract entrepreneurs and young people. But some big challenges—including housing—remain.

Can Cool Cook County Stay Hot?

Minnesota’s northeastern-most county is having a strong run. Can this cool area stay hot?

Rural Aspirations

The Blandin Foundation funds efforts to build the rural economy and strengthen the social fabric of small communities.

On Top Of The Hill With Don Ness

With the end of his term in sight, Duluth Mayor Don Ness looks back on a city that’s become more entrepreneurial.

Labor Pains Solution

Manufacturers north of the Twin Cities are seeking to build a new-generation workforce.

A Tale Of Two Rails

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

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.

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Editor's Note

Why Minnesota Is The Best Place To Live

No other state has as many significant top-10 rankings—plus a theater of seasons.

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 Emotional Side Of Culture

Senior leaders must instill the emotional culture of their organization.

Vance Opperman's

Open Letter

Theater Of The Absurd: Donald Trump

To: Bertolt Brecht, Office of the Cauliflower Trust, Chicago, Ill.

Sarah Lutman's

Performing Philanthropy

Minnesota: An Agricultural State With Many Food Deserts

Grantmakers are uniting to support programs to close food access gaps across the state.

Sima Griffith's

Guest Commentary

Encouraging Entrepreneurs

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

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