Giant cranes unload Brazilain iron ore from the CASTILLO DE NAVIA in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Voestalpine)

Giant iron ships sail on

Last Saturday I was camping with my family. In the cold, dark hours of a restless second sleep, I dreamt. In my dream I spied a pile of overburden on the edge of an Iron Range town. We call them mine dumps. Through the window of some public place, a restaurant perhaps, I observed a haul truck winding its way up the rocky… Read More →

Old Lifty

All local Duluth sitcom ‘Old Lifty’ to premiere

Some say we’re in the golden age of television, a time when the breakdown of the big networks’ monopoly on production creates new opportunities for smaller, independent artists with good ideas. That’s certainly the white-capped Lake Superior wave that producers of a new web series based in Duluth hope to catch. “Old Lifty” is based on a… Read More →

Aerial Lift Bridge at Sunset in Duluth Minnesota, Canal Park

Duluth Superior Film Festival launches June 1

The Duluth Superior Film Festival opens June 1-5, 2016 in venues across the Twin Ports and even up in the big city of Cook, Minnesota. According to festival organizers, this year’s festival will have a distinctly local vibe: Because of the outstanding rebate and tax incentive program in MN and on The Iron Range, much of… Read More →

A scene from today's House 6A DFL endorsing convention. (PHOTO: Melissa Scaia)

Four advance to DFL primary in House 6A

After five ballots, Iron Range DFLers opted not to endorse a candidate in the race to succeed State Rep. Carly Melin (DFL-Hibbing) in House District 6A. The endorsing convention was held this morning and into the afternoon at Hibbing Community College. All five candidates had stated they would not abide by the endorsement anyway, so a competitive… Read More →

(Graphic derived from photo by Don Merwin, Flickr CC)

Congratulations, whoever you are!

The gold-lined invitation glinted from the pile of mail, classing up the usual stack of junk and bills. Addressed by hand, the heavy stock envelope coughed out yet another envelope from inside the first one. This envelope was smaller, but meant business. Inside this fat envelope was a collection of photos of a proud member… Read More →

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Giant iron ships sail on

Last Saturday I was camping with my family. In the cold, dark hours of a restless second sleep, I dreamt. In my dream I spied a pile of overburden on the edge of an Iron Range town. We call them mine dumps. Through the window of some public place, a restaurant perhaps, I observed a haul truck winding its way up the rocky… Read More →