Entries by Beth Pierce

Snowmobiling on the Iron Range

Snowmobiling on the Iron Range is the best because we’re centrally located to more than 2,000 miles of snowmobile trails, including the legendary Arrowhead state snowmobile trail and the Taconite state snowmobile trail. Cruise through the Superior National Forest as you cover amazing terrain with all the straightaways, twist-n-turns, and hills-n-valleys you could want. Our groomers do […]

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Snowmobile Trails from Town to Town, to Canada and back

WATCH: Why we love winter on the Range. Watch and learn what winter’s all about on northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range (spoiler alert: snowmobile trails and skiing). Thirty seconds isn’t really enough time to show it all, so this video only covers part of the story. The Iron Range is centrally located to more than 2,000 miles […]

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Best Golf of the Season on the Range

On Minnesota’s Iron Range, golf courses are varied, numerous and among the top in the Midwest. And there’s no better time to experience the fun and challenging play of an Iron Range golf course than fall. Despite what’s commonly known about the Iron Range, this region, while steeped in mining tradition, is fully integrated into […]

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Pedal Your Way Through Autumn

Iron Range fall drives are fabulous, but for a unique perspective, try a fall ride on the Mesabi Trail. No other trail is as long, colorful and full of historic and scenic sites as the Mesabi Trail, named “Minnesota’s Best Rural Bike Trail” by the Star Tribune. Multiple route options give everyone a chance to experience […]

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Superior Fall Drives on the Iron Range

WATCH: Our Fall Drives are Golden Minnesota fall drives In northeastern Minnesota, four special fall color routes combine nature’s beauty with a touch of unique state history. More than 320,000 acres of the Superior National Forest meld together  with dozens of lakes and rivers, making  the Iron Range a great place to enjoy scenic drives. The […]

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Hibbing honors man who created Greyhound shrine

While one iconic American company is celebrating 100 years of bus transportation, the museum dedicated to its past will be dropping “Greyhound” from its name and honoring instead the man who made the shrine possible. Greyhound Bus Lines can trace its roots back to Hibbing, when an entrepreneur saw a way to make money bringing northeastern […]

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When the digging’s done: What happens to mineland?

Mining has been happening in northern Minnesota for over 100 years but what’s most surprising about the Iron Range, at least to a nonnative, is the extent of mine reclamation that’s taken place. It’s not a wasteland. Reclamation: reforesting, wetland re-creation, mine pits filling with groundwater, these things are happening all the time. Either managed […]

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Mesabi Trail Tour celebrates milestone

For 10 years, “happy trails” has been more than a corny saying for participants and volunteers of the Mesabi Trail Tour. A decade of offering bicycling enthusiasts a fun and exciting way to experience northern Minnesota’s Mesabi Trail has resulted in a reputation for being one of the best-run tours in the state. “Our volunteers are […]

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