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Taconite DreamsThe Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000$
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Jeffrey T. Manuel

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694297

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694297.001.0001

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Lessons for a Future Iron Range

(p.217) Conclusion
Taconite Dreams

Jeffrey T. Manuel

University of Minnesota Press

The conclusion offers a brief overview of the Iron Range in the years since 2000. The region's mines are now tied to a volatile global commodities market and uncertainty is perhaps the only reasonable prediction for the region's future. New forms of mining, including copper-nickel deposits, have the potential to create lucrative new mining ventures but also may lead to more extensive environmental harm. New mining has also resurrected old debates about the balance between mining jobs, the north woods environment, and the region's industrial culture.

Keywords:   mining history, Iron Range, deindustrialization, economic development, north woods environment

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