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Our Mission:

To collect, preserve, interpret, educate and promote the Iron Range history and cultural heritage.

To serve, manage, promote, sustain and develop the MDC assets for the long-term benefit of regional Iron Range residents and visitors. 

Our Vision:

Provide sustainable and responsible stewardship of community assets. Serve and cultivate learning experiences for people of all ages.


Minnesota Discovery Center The Museum of the Iron Range is a private non-profit 501(C)3 museum incorporated in Minnesota.  As a non-profit, IDC is held in the public trust and is governed by a volunteer non-profit board of directors and headed by an Executive Director.

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