CHISHOLM, Minn. (AP) — Ironworld has a new name.
The 660-acre museum complex on the Iron Range in Chisholm (CHIS'-uhm) is now known as Minnesota Discovery Center.
Officials say the center, which showcases northeastern Minnesota's history and future, needed a name that offers a broader definition. The complex features a museum, entertainment venue, research library and park.
The Ironworld Development Corporation announced the name change. The IDC manages the property in mutual agreement with Iron Range Resources.
The facility opened in 1977 as the Iron Range Interpretive Center with 34 exhibits. In 1984, it was renamed Ironworld USA.
On the Net:
Minnesota Discovery Center: http://mndiscoverycenter.com
Information from: The Daily Tribune, http://www.hibbingmn.com/placed/