Central Range Communities

Central Iron Range Communities

Situated along a deep vein of  iron ore, the Central Iron Range communities have long supported a mining economy. Careful reclamation of minelands and preservation of public lands, however, have helped maintain the region's appeal as a destination for outdoor recreation and tourism. Manufacturing, educational institutions and medical facilities also drive the local economy, providing diverse employment opportunities. Thriving job sectors provide opportunity and success for those in the fields of medicine, engineering, law, creative services and other professions. Housing is a solid mix of single family homes spread among rural, lakeshore and urban areas, combined with family duplexes, apartment housing and assisted living communities. The retail landscape is a mixture of family-owned businesses, specialty stores, chain stores and big box retailers.

Anchored by the region's largest city, Hibbing, the Central Iron Range follows a major highway north and east to Chisholm, Balkan Township, Great Scott Township, Kinney and Buhl. This corridor is ripe for the development of industry, recreation, housing and more.

Click on "Projects" to learn about our ongoing plans, or check out these links to Central Iron Range community information.


Google Map of Hibbing

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Hibbing Chamber of Commerce
Lory Fedo
Executive Director
211 E Howard St
Hibbing, MN  55746
(218) 262-3897

City of Hibbing
Tom Dicklich
City Administrator
401 E 21st Street
Hibbing, MN  55746
(218) 362-5930

Chisholm City Hall, (218) 254-7900
316 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719
Mayor: Mike Jugovich

Google Map of Chisholm

Balkan Township
5524 Hwy 73 
Chisholm, MN 55719
Jonelle Kallio, (218) 254-3967

Google Map of Balkan

Great Scott Township
Clerk's Office
404 Main St.
Kinney, MN 55758
(218) 258-3810

Google Map of Great Scott Township

Village Offices
208 Maple Ave
Kinney, MN 55758
(218) 258-3385

Google Map of Kinney

City Clerk's Office
300 Jones Ave
Buhl, MN 55713
(218) 258-3326

Google Map of Buhl

For more information on Central Iron Range Communities:

Link to MNPRO, Minnesota Properties and Community Profiles, provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and search for the Central Iron Range communities.

MNPRO:  www.mnpro.com 

Other helpful links:

Northland Connection:  www.northlandconnection.com

Iron Range Resources: www.ironrangeresources.org