1A Across America: The Trade War In Northern Minnesota A NAFTA replacement. Brexit. Tariffs. A trade war. China. Many of us are insulated from the direct impact of trade disruptions, so it's easy to lose sight of what's at stake.

Today, we look at global trade through local eyes. Hear from miners in Northern Minnesota about what it feels like to live in a single-industry town, and how trade decisions in Washington are affecting them.

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1A Across America: The Trade War In Northern Minnesota

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This bridge leading into the town of Virginia, Minnesota spans a frozen lake created by years of iron mining. Virginia is a mining town on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. Amanda Williams hide caption

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This bridge leading into the town of Virginia, Minnesota spans a frozen lake created by years of iron mining. Virginia is a mining town on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota.

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A NAFTA replacement. Brexit. Tariffs. A trade war. China.

There's so much going on with global trade, it can be hard to wrap your head around it all. Many of us are insulated from the direct impact of trade disruptions, so it's easy to lose sight of what's at stake.

Today, we look at global trade through local eyes as part of our new project, 1A Across America. Hear from miners in Northern Minnesota about what it feels like to live in a single-industry town, and how trade decisions in Washington are affecting them.