Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place
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Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place
As I worked on my new book, I posted these cool links about people, places, and things on the Iron Range. This is the "understory" of the stories in Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range is published by Wildwood River, a confluence of the arts.  Enjoy!  For more information, go to my website: <a href="http://sheilapacka.com" rel="nofollow">http://sheilapacka.com</a> and <a href="http://wildwoodriver.com" rel="nofollow">http://wildwoodriver.com</a>
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Iron Range mesothelioma study finds some answers | University of Minnesota

Iron Range mesothelioma study finds some answers | University of Minnesota | Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place | Scoop.it

The Minnesota Medical Foundation helps people everywhere lead healthier lives by advancing health-related research, education, and care at the University of Minnesota.

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A link to lung cancer, mesothelioma. It turns out that mineral fibers are similar to asbestos fibers. Image is of an open pit mine on the Iron Range.

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Early Labor History in Minnesota

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Early Labor Strife in Minnesota.  This article provides detail about the many fatalities and harsh working conditions on the Iron Range 1882-1906. 

Arnold R Alanen has written much about Finnish immigrant history. 

 

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