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Iron Range Resources

(A.K.A. Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board–IRRRB

Law provides: The agency is funded from a portion of the taconite production tax receipts and interest from dedicated funds to conduct grant and loan programs supporting economic development and tourism. It administers economic and environmental development funds for Carlton and Koochiching counties and programs for mineland reclamation in northeastern Minnesota. The agency owns and operates the Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort and the Ironworld Discovery Center. The commissioner is appointed by the governor, and the board consists of five state senators, five state representatives, and three citizens from the taconite tax relief area (one appointed by the governor, one appointed by the senate majority leader, and one appointed by the speaker of the house). (Minnesota Statutes, Section 298.22)

Commissioner: Sandy Layman 
Appointed: 2003
Salary: $95,641

4261 Hwy. 53 S., Box 441, Eveleth 55734
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Last updated: 6/1/2009 2:52:59 PM