Steve Giorgi
Executive Director
Phone: 218-780-8877
Email: SGiorgi@ramsmn.org

RAMS hearing 1940

Kawishiwi Falls - Ely MN photo by Adrian Koski 2016

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Moon over Queen City photo created by Matt Herberg

RAMS delegation with Senator Klobuchar

2016 Press conference on US Forest Service - Virginia, MN

DC delegation on land withdrawal 2017

Mayor Rick Cannata Wild RIce/Sulfate rally

New bridge at night photo by P Pluswick

Hwy 53 bridge Nov 2016 photo by F Luomanen

Pike Bay Marina Lake Vermilion

Tom Rukavina at rally prior to MPCA hearing at MCC

Ely Legislative Lunch

Board Members


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Charlie Baribeau                                           2019 RAMS Vice President
Virginia City Council Member
http://www.virginiamn.us

Barb Kalmi Nashwauk-Keewatin School Board

Barb Kalmi
Nashwauk-Keewatin School Board
https://www.isd319.org/

Cyndi Worshek Mesabi East School Board

Cyndi Worshek                                                     2019 RAMS Secretary/Treasurer
Mesabi East School Board
https://www.isd2711.org/

Ronald Pittman
Cherry Township Supervisor
http://www.cherrytownshipmn.com/

Jim Varda Chisholm City Council

Jim Varda
Chisholm City Council
http://chisholm.govoffice.com/?pri=0&tri=585

Dale Christy Grand Rapids City Council

Dale Christy
Grand Rapids City Council Member
http://www.cityofgrandrapidsmn.com/

Morse Township Supervisor

Bob Berrini
Morse Township Supervisor

Town of McDavitt, Vice President

Jim Fisher
Town of McDavitt

Kim McLaughlin
Hibbing School Board Director
http://www.hibbing.k12.mn.us/

Dave Worshek
Aurora City Councilor
http://www.aurora-mn.com/

Steve Giorgi

Steve Giorgi
RAMS Executive Director
https://www.ramsmn.org

City of Ely

Paul Kess
City of Ely
http://www.ely.org

 

Calvin Saari
Nashwauk Mayor
http://www.cityofnashwauk.com/

Glenn Anderson
Babbitt City Council Member
http://www.babbitt-mn.com/

Ely School Board Director

Ray Marsnik
Ely School Board Director
http://www.ely.k12.mn.us/

City of Buhl

Stuart Lehman
Buhl City Council Member
http://www.cityofbuhl.com

Grand Rapids Schools

Pat Medure                                                     2019 RAMS President
Grand Rapids Schools
http://www.isd318.org/

President of RAMS, Silver Bay City Councilor

Carlene Perfetto
Silver Bay City Councilor
http://www.silverbay.com

Jennifer Hoffman-Saccoman
Hibbing City Councilor
http://www.hibbing.mn.us/

Mt. Iron City Councilor

Al Stanaway
Mt. Iron City Councilor
http://www.mtniron.com/

Gregg Allen

Gregg Allen
Superintendent of Mesabi East Schools
Superintendent’s Association
http://www.mesabieast.k12.mn.us/

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David Pace
Superintendent Greenway Schools
Superintendent’s Association
http://www.isd316.org/

Nashwauk Township Supervisor

Warren Stolp
Nashwauk Township Supervisor
http://www.nashwauktownship.com

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Stacey Sundquist
Virginia School Board
http://www.vmps.org/

Milan Luzaich Great Scott Township

Milan Luzaich
Great Scott Township Supervisor
http://www.greatscottmn.us/

Message From Director

September was a month full of activities with kids returning to school, Senate and House bonding tours and RAMS back to work with a board meeting in Hibbing.

Prior to the meeting, members of the Board of Directors took a tour of the Windows to the World new mine view overlooking the Hull Rust mine pit. This is an amazing site that all Rangers have to put on a “to do” list when visitors come to town.

At the board meeting Representative Julie Sandstede, District 6A gave a report that included highlights from the 2019 session and included insights into the 2020 bonding session. So far $5.3 BILLION dollars in projects have been requested!

Rep Sandstede’s report was appreciated by the board and was comprehensive and informative. Thanks Julie for all you do for the Range.

 

 

In other board business, the annual audit report was reviewed and approved with no financial concern noted by our auditor. A new conflict of interest policy and code of conduct policy were recommended and the board will adopt at the next meeting. The board also heard updates on PolyMet, Twin Metals, HibTac and Mesabi Metallics…good news is hard to find but we continue to support projects that meet all permitting requirements and will provide great economic boosts to our region.

The board also agreed to hold the RAMS annual meeting on December 19th, 2019. This is earlier than in the past so much work must be done in the next two months to prepare.

RAMS hosted a Range Mayors meeting in September and the mayors heard a presentation from Dean DeBeltz from Twin Metals.

Twin Metals signed a PLA (project labor agreement) with the MN Trades and Labor Council and is close to submitting a mine plan of operation to the US Forest Service. The mayors were thankful for the presentation and many good questions were answered by Dean.

October started with a bang as RAMS hosted a meeting with 8th District Congressman Pete Stauber. The meeting included RAMS board members and Iron Range Mayors from over a dozen communities.

Congressman Stauber continues to fight for the “Range way of life” in DC and was proud to testify in a committee about how we mine safely, efficiently and without environmental catastrophes. The Congressman is part of the “Problem Solver Caucus” that is made up by 48 bi-partisan representatives and was instrumental in developing a solution to end the government shutdown. Thanks so much for your time and efforts on behalf of the 8th District, Congressman Stauber.

Don’t forget to check out the latest on the RAMS website(s)
www. ramsmn.org ; and now our new site on broadband:
https://broadband.ramsmn.org/



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