A year after Strong Towns shared its message in this rural Minnesota region, small-scale improvement projects abound.
Recent results from a survey during Strong Towns' events on the Minnesota Iron Range show how the Strong Towns message is changing the minds of people in that community and moving the conversation in a new direction.
As part of our Iron Range events last week, Chuck Marohn was asked to participate in a local tv program, Almanac North. The hosts asked some challenging, insightful questions. Here's the interview.
A roundup of our most popular pieces about the Iron Range.
Leah Calgaro is a lifelong resident of the Iron Range. She chose a unique path for a young person and recently purchased a mixed-use building in downtown Virginia, MN. She is living in the upstairs while renovating the other floors. This is her story.
The Iron Range events have been informative, engaging, and challenging. We're especially pleased with the local response. Here is some recent press coverage of our work on the Range.
Not only do small downtown shops provide a higher rate of tax revenue than big box stores; they're also a much lower risk investment for the community.
Desiree Yourczek is a founding member of ReGen, an organization dedicated to attracting and retaining young adults on the Iron Range. Desiree talks about how the group got started and where it's headed in the future.
It's our last day on the Iron Range. Here's how we're spending it.
Aaron J. Brown is a writer, radio producer and college instructor living and working on the Iron Range. In this interview between friends, Aaron discusses mining, education, and economics on the Iron Range.
Nevada Littlewolf is the youngest member of the Virginia city councilor and first American Indian to sit on the council. She is shaping a new path for the Iron Range.
Adding a second story builds community wealth without adding any expense. It's the sure way to real prosperity.
Today, Strong Towns is hosting several events in the East Range area of Minnesota including a walking tour, a panel discussion on collaboration, and a Curbside Chat.
Mary McReynolds-Pellinen is an environmental planner, a city councilor and a champion for a renovated historic art center in Virginia, MN. She's doing her part to make the Iron Range a better place.
Andrew Hanegmon talks about starting the Iron Range Makerspace and his hopes for this new venture in a podcast interview.
When all the frontiers have been conquered, and industrial growth stagnates, what is left? The new frontier is not at the edge of towns like Coleraine, it’s right on top.
Suzanne Rian is the owner of Moxie, a clothing boutique in Hibbing, MN. She started the store eight years ago, during the 2008 recession, and has since watched her store blossom into a strong local business.
Plus a report from the road, from Chuck and Jason.
Different approaches to building produce very different financial results that can be easily measured and contrasted.
The Iron Range Makerspace will connect residents with space, tools and community to build new businesses and create a better economic future for the region. Founder, Andrew Hanegmon, filled us in on this cool new project.