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Old 12-01-2010, 04:47 PM  
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Lake Charles, LA
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Iron Range

Grew up on the Iron Range. Joined the military and enjoy going back home, but honestly there isn't much up there anymore.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:08 PM  
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Anoka, Minnesota
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Grew up on the north side of the range in the sticks. Joined the service and when I came back I was shocked at what was there. In six years every tree around my house for miles around was cut down. The range is basically a ghost town. I haven't been back in almost ten years now.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:13 PM  
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Minneapolis, MN
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Visiting the Iron Range

I plan on driving up this spring to do some camping! Can't wait!
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:45 PM  
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Ramsey, MN
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Born and raised north of Virginia and moved to MPLS in 1991. You can take the Ranger from the Range but you can't take the Range from the Ranger!!!

I miss it, but the work just isn't there for me...
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:25 PM  
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Anoka, Minnesota
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It's funny the longer between visits the more out of touch you get with the Range. It's like going back in time when I go up there now.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:09 PM  
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i try to go to the Iron Range Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in Gilbert at least once a year. Made the trip twice this year. It is a great spot to go have some fun.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:12 PM  
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I'm hoping to do some camping this summer, would it be worth the trip from the Des Moines area?
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:02 AM  
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I'm hoping to do some camping this summer, would it be worth the trip from the Des Moines area?
I'd say it would be worth it, but I may be biased. Grew up in the Twin Cities and I enjoy going up to that area. It's beautiful in its own way. Near Lake Superior, Gilbert OHV park, and plenty of good camping. State parks or not.

I say go with an open mind to new adventures and I would be shocked if you didn't enjoy it.

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Old 01-27-2011, 02:12 AM  
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Any hints as to the best places to visir some of the mines?
Dave
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:19 PM  
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Take in the underground mine tour at Tower-Soudan on Lake Vermillion. I cannot believe they mined like that. Been to Life of Riley resort every year since 1969.
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