Politics & Government
9:10 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Protestors Can Keep Camp in Penokee Hills

The Iron County board has postponed action about a camp used by protestors adjacent to a proposed iron ore mine near Mellen.

Protestors will be allowed to continue camping at the site which was organized by the Lac Du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The site has been utilized by opponents to a proposed nearby iron ore mine since mid-May. Some county supervisors have complained the camp is violating local ordinances that require a permit for such a meeting place.