ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed a new head of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.

Mark Phillips will return to the board as commissioner after serving as its director of economic development in the 1980s.

Phillips was also commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development from 2011 to 2012.

His appointment was announced Wednesday.

The IRRRB is a state development agency based in Eveleth that provides low or no-interest loans, grants and loan guarantees for businesses relocating or expanding in northeastern Minnesota.

Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich, who lost his re-election last fall, is coming aboard as an assistant commissioner.

Phillips will take over for former commissioner Tony Sertich, who left for a job with a Duluth-based foundation.