It’s been a whirlwind of a year for many folks on the Iron Range.
A quick trip through the headlines shows how quickly things can change.
Mining giant Cliffs gets bigger with merger – The proposed $2.7 billion merger was called of a few weeks ago.
Of course, there are still plenty of projects silently moving forward and many city councils and economic development agencies working hard to create new jobs up north. But as the taconite industry goes, so goes prosperity for many people on the Range.