Former Ironworld facility to reopen

Word has come from St. Paul that the Iron Range Resources Board has approved a plan that would reopen of the Minnesota Discovery Center to the tune of about $1 million. This would entail a stripped down version of the operations seen before the facility closed amid financial struggles late last year. Details will be released tomorrow and even more information will be available when the nonprofit Ironworld Development Corporation board meets to approve certain actions.

The research library and archives will open first with a second phase of reopening the museum in time for summer tourism. After that, the board will focus on long term fiscal stability. The MDC was known as Ironworld prior to the name chance which occurred just before the major financial troubles were realized.

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