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Close to Home: 1916 Mesabi Range Strike

There is a new temporary 

exhibit at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm that tells the story of the 1916 Mesabi Iron Range strike.  It was a bitter and bloody struggle of a largely immigrant workforce battling  the worlds first billion dollar company for fair wages and fair working conditions.  Host Grant Frashier talks with Minnesota Discovery Center Curator Allyse Freeman about the strike and the exhibit.

Grant Frashier is an adventurous kind of guy. Not only does he produce the Close to Home segment where he takes us with him to historic sites and local events, he has been a lighthouse keeper in the Apostle Islands and has worked a buffalo roundup in the western Dakota badlands. He's also has a keen sense of good barbeque and beer. Grant can be counted on to bring tasty treats to staff meetings as well as provide one of the most unique laughs you've ever heard. One time? At a class reunion, Grant went unnoticed until an hour and half into it when he started laughing.