Ida Rukavina
Executive Director
Phone: 218-235-0029


RAMS hearing 1940

Pike Bay Marina Lake Vermilion

Moon over Queen City photo created by Matt Herberg

DC delegation on land withdrawal 2017

Kawishiwi Falls - Ely MN photo by Adrian Koski 2016

Mayor Rick Cannata Wild RIce/Sulfate rally

Tom Rukavina at rally prior to MPCA hearing at MCC

RAMS delegation with Senator Klobuchar

Hwy 53 bridge Nov 2016 photo by F Luomanen

New bridge at night photo by P Pluswick

Range Officials with Congressman Stauber

Itasca Ski Hill

2016 Press conference on US Forest Service - Virginia, MN

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.


St. Louis County has announced they are currently conducting a broadband survey. Residents of St Louis County are encouraged to do this survey from their home.

St. Louis County Broadband Survey

This short survey includes questions about your current home Internet subscription and your use of and satisfaction with current broadband services.  If you do not have a home broadband subscription, we would like to know more about that. Click here to Start Survey.


Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition Launches Statewide Speed Test Initiative

If you live in the land of ten thousand lakes, your help is needed. The Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition has launched a speed test initiative to collect much-needed data from everyone in the state so that lawmakers and stakeholders can better direct broadband expansion efforts now and in the future. Hop over to the speed test page and give them a hand.

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