A LONG-RANGE ISSUE: As the Iron Range job market has waned, so have school enrollments and victories

Kole Zuidmulder and his family didn’t want to leave Hibbing in the spring of 2010. Zuidmulder was born there and was nearing the end of seventh grade, a precocious three-sport standout with a passel of friends and a bright future at the same high school that inducted his father, Kurt Zuidmulder, into its athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.