NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBERS TO JOIN RAMS:
Twin Metals MN and MN Power, two companies with strong ties to northern Minnesota, have decided to become Corporate members of the Range Association of Municipalities & Schools. Corporate members often are vendors or companies that work hand in hand with our public sector members and MN Power is certainly that. Twin Metals has been a wonderful addition to the Ely community and the region and RAMS has been working hand in hand with both of these companies in the fight to have the US Forest Service renew leases for the Twin Metals project. RAMS is delighted to add these two new members to our growing list of membership. On behalf of the board, I thank you for joining our ranks. “ONE RANGE – ONE VOICE “
Fostering economic development across Minnesota’s Iron Range
One Range… One Voice
Ensuring the voices of our Range cities, townships, and schools will be heard on the issues of economic enhancement and quality of life.
Serving Cities, Townships and Schools since 1939.
The Range Association of Municipalities & Schools (RAMS) was created in 1939 by the joining together of the Range Civic Association and the Range Municipalities Committee to promote legislation beneficial to its membership.
The main function of RAMS is to monitor proposed State and Federal legislation and determine how it may affect Association member units of government. The Range Association of Municipalities & Schools (RAMS) works closely with the Iron Range Delegation, the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) , and area economic development entities to further community development and quality of life for all member units.
Message From the Board
As a member of the RAMS board of directors, I find the RAMS organization a great asset to my duties as mayor of a small Iron Range community. The RAMS motto of “ONE RANGE – ONE VOICE”, speaks volumes for what RAMS represents. RAMS is an organization that brings together our area school boards, townships and cities helping us collaborate and cooperate on issues that pertain to us as a region. As a small city in this region of the state, I can that we appreciate all of the efforts set forth by the RAMS’ organization.