Penokee Hills mining

UPDATE: The Senate Mining Committee advanced the proposal Thursday, sending it to the full state Senate.

No single group stands out more in opposition to the proposed iron mine in Northern Wisconsin, than the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Its chairman recently took his "stop the mine" message to Governor Walker's office - with a unique approach.

One compelling element of the proposed iron mine in the Penokee Range is employment. An Ashland city councilor insists the area has multiple options for creating jobs.

Wisconsin’s heated debate over mining iron ore continues to flare. We visit the harvest camp the Lac Courte Oreilles band has set up on the edge of the proposed mine.

The Wisconsin DNR wants more details from Gogebic Taconite, the company interesting in mining iron ore south of Lake Superior.