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The Iron Range is a region that makes up the northeastern section of Minnesota in the United States. "The Range" , as it is known by locals, is a region with multiple distinct bands of iron ore. The far eastern area, along the shore of Lake Superior, and the far northern area, along the Canadian border, of the region are not associated with iron ore mining, and are collectively referred to as the Arrowhead region of the state. The area consists of seven counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis. From a geological perspective, the Iron Range in Minnesota includes these four major iron deposits: The large size of the Mesabi Range leads many Minnesotans to equate it directly with the Iron Range, in exclusion of the other, smaller ranges. The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB), sometimes known simply as Iron Range Resources, is an economic development agency funded partly by taxes levied by the state on taconite-producing companies and...
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