Quad Cities (Minnesota)


Quad Cities (Minnesota)

The Quad Cities in the U.S. state of Minnesota consist of the cities of Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, and Mountain Iron; located in the Arrowhead Region, overlapping Iron Range region, and St. Louis County.

U.S. Highway 53, U.S. Highway 169, State Highway 37, and State Highway 135 are four of the main arterial routes in the communities.

Populations

According to the 2000 census, the Quad Cities have a population of 17,868. Virginia has 9,157 residents. Eveleth has 3,865 residents; Mountain Iron has 2,999 residents; and Gilbert has 1,847 residents.

Economy, Industry and Life Up North

The main industries in the Quad Cities are mining, timber, and tourism. Swimming, fishing, four wheeling, biking, and hiking are available nearby the cities. During the winter months, sledding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing are available.

References

Source: [http://laurentianchamber.org/ LaurentianChamber.org -- accessed Nov. 25, 2007]


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