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The Iron Range was instrumental in building a nation and a super power from its raw materials and strength from its diverse community. The intriguing history of the Range continues to transform but with it some legacies have been lost to time.

WDSE•WRPT is digging up the remnants of the forgotten history of the Iron Range for a new documentary, set to air next March. If you have any stories, souvenirs, pictures, film and/or video of things you would like to share, please contact WDSE•WRPT.

Book - Minnesota's Iron Country: Rich Ore, Rich Lives

Your donation gets you an autographed copy of this book, signed by the author Marvin Lamppa.

Northern Minnesota is a land of beauty and heritage, but also a land wealthy in natural resources. Its rich iron ore has shaped the destiny of the United States and in times of war helped to protect the world.

Marv Lamppa recounted this history in his acclaimed PBS television series "Iron Country." Now, the full story is available as a book - an exploration of Minnesota's Iron Country - revealing the lives of a remarkable people and the industrial and political forces that built a region and a nation.

Clip from the documentary - Hibbing Racing:

When motor cars were still a novelty, folks in Hibbing were already planning to make their town a racing mecca. In this clip from Lost Iron Range, we learn more about Hibbing's racing history.

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