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Forty years ago Nov. 2, Rudy Perpich was elected governor of Minnesota, returning for two full terms to the office he'd previously occupied for a partial term. He would become Minnesota's longest-serving governor, and the only one to hail from the Iron Range.
A school district in southern Minnesota offers online, career-minded coursework for students statewide.
Where did an infamous mobster go when he needed a little rest and relaxation? Residents of the North Shore and Iron Range have long boasted their backyard as the bootlegger’s land of leisure.
The company and its supporters want an environmental review of its project, not a blanket ban or study on hypothetical projects within the watershed.
Tomassoni, an independent lawmaker from Chisholm, was first elected to the Minnesota Legislature in 1992. He revealed his diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in 2021, and continued to serve as a senator.
The Iron Range lawmaker's legacy will include a $25 million law that will help fund research of ALS, which he had for the last year of his life.

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Aaron Wilcox is busily preparing to defend his title Saturday.
State Sen. David Tomassoni knows his days are drawing down, yet he'll support and return for a special session if it's called.
Starting its 50th season since opening in 1973, the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum remains treasured by the Iron Range town that built it.

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