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Eveleth is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,718 at the 2010 census.U.S. Highway 53 and State Highway 37 (MN 37) are two of the main routes in Eveleth.The city briefly entered the national news in October 2002 when U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, along with seven others, died in a plane crash, two miles away from the airport of Eveleth. It was also the site of the conflict that resulted in the court case Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co., and the film North Country, which was based on it. Eveleth is home of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.Eveleth is part of the Quad Cities of Virginia, Gilbert, and Mountain Iron.HistoryThe Village of Eveleth was platted on April 22, 1893, and founded in 1894, located approximately 1mi southwest of the present location, on land then included in the Adams-Spruce Mine . The community was named after Erwin Eveleth, a prominent employee of a timber company in the area. In 1895, iron ore was discovered beneath the village site and a post office was established. In 1900, the village was moved to its present location. The village was incorporated as City of Eveleth in 1913. When the city expanded, it annexed portions of Fayal Township, including the former unincorporated communities of Alice Mine Station and Fayal. With further expansion, Eveleth annexed the unincorporated community of Genoa to its east. Eveleth first established its post office on February 9, 1895 with P. Ellard Dowling to act as commander-in-chief. Eveleth would also have its first paper called The Eveleth Star the same year.
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