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Environment
4:39 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Two Mines, Two Countries, Shared Concerns

Miriam Pixtun Monroy during her Milwaukee visit.
Credit S Bence

Miriam Pixtun Monroy lives an hour from Guatemala's capitol and is fighting a gold mining operation she say threatens her indigenous Maya Kaqchikel community. Pixtun Monroy says the struggle is similar to that of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. The tribe is resisting a proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

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Environment
10:52 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Other Side of the Penokee Mining Debate - Just Say No

Russell Ray Buccanaro at his Penokee cabin.
Credit S Bence

Yesterday, we heard from people for the proposed mine; today, hear from residents in far northern Wisconsin against it. 

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Voices of Support for Proposed Penokee Mine

Where the Kakagon Sloughs meet Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay north of the proposed mine.
Credit S Bence

As vehemently as some residents of far northern Wisconsin oppose the proposed iron ore mine south of Lake Superior, others staunchly support it.  We talk with several people who want mining now.

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Iron and Ashland Communities Puzzle Over Local Mining Agreements

Gauging the impacts of mining this distant Penokee hill occupies local officials.
Credit S Bence

Right now, the DNR and mining company Gogebic Taconite, or GTAC,  are in the middle of a complicated permitting process.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Documentary Explores Volatile Issues Around Proposed Iron Mine in Northern Wisconsin

Penokee Hills Outcropping

This Saturday evening, a documentary will air on cable TV about the debate that has consumed Wisconsin for a couple years.

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Politics & Government
4:32 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Koch Brothers’ Group Has Mixed Success in Iron County Board Races

The Florida-based company Gogebic Taconite will develop an iron mine in northern Wisconsin, if it can obtain all the necessary approvals
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Americans for Prosperity got involved in county board elections in northern Wisconsin this spring, hoping to help pro-mining candidates win.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed November 6, 2013

State Senate Passes Bill That Would Restrict Access to Mine

Credit bcdixit

Wisconsin may prevent the public from getting close to a proposed mine in northern Wisconsin.

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Environment
10:58 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Ashland County Considers Ability to Protect Residents from Asbestos

UPDATE  Area residents including members of the Bad River and Lac Courte Oreilles Bands  of Lake Superior Chippewa overflowed the board room. After long discussion the Ashland County Mining Impact Committee decided to reconvene next week, when the panel will review a bulk sampling  ordinance.  The chair assigned several committee members to prepare an ordinance that would not allow natural occurring asbestos to be disturbed.

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Politics & Government
12:07 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

State Panel Approves Public Land Restrictions

The state Senate Mining Committee has approved a bill that will close thousands of acres around a mining site in northern Wisconsin to hikers, hunters and other members of the public.

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Environment
1:00 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Lawmakers Could Close Land Surrounding Site of Proposed Iron Ore Mine

The proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin has generated debate, including over whether the public can access the land in the Penokee Hills

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

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