Ida Rukavina
Executive Director
Phone: 218-235-0029

New bridge at night photo by P Pluswick

Tom Rukavina at rally prior to MPCA hearing at MCC

2016 Press conference on US Forest Service - Virginia, MN

Hwy 53 bridge Nov 2016 photo by F Luomanen

Moon over Queen City photo created by Matt Herberg

Range Officials with Congressman Stauber


RAMS hearing 1940

DC delegation on land withdrawal 2017

RAMS delegation with Senator Klobuchar

Itasca Ski Hill

Mayor Rick Cannata Wild RIce/Sulfate rally

Pike Bay Marina Lake Vermilion

Kawishiwi Falls - Ely MN photo by Adrian Koski 2016


Range Association of Municipalities & Schools – Resolutions from the Past

Looking through the archives at RAMS has provide me with quite an education on the efforts that RAMS has made over the decades to stabilize and enhance the well being of communities, schools and townships in the Taconite Relief Area.  One of the platforms for RAMS is to “enhance economic development” and over the years a variety of issues have become part of the annual legislative agenda RAMS prepares and lobbies for during the session.  From support for the Ely Bear Center, to trying to secure the Saturn automotive plant, the development of Giants Ridge and even a request for a municipally owned casino in downtown Ely, RAMS has made it known that a real effort will be made by the Association to secure and promote economic diversity in the TRA.  Take  look at some of the resolution passed by the RAMS board over the years.  You hopefully will find it as enlightening and entertaining as I did.