Gogebic Taconite

4:35 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Arizona Security Company’s Guards to Return to Mine Site

One of the guards first spotted in July, at the site of a potential iron mine in far northern Wisconsin
Credit Rob Ganson

State regulators have granted a license to a firm that started using armed guards, clad in camouflage, at the site of a potential iron mine.

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3:21 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Governor and Tribal Leader Condemn Violence at Proposed Mine Site

Still image from You Tube video

Governor Walker wants people who disrupt mine testing in northern Wisconsin, "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

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Economy & Business
4:38 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Gogebic Pulls Armed Guards

Gogebic Taconite is doing some exploratory drilling in the Penokee Hills.

A mining company says it has temporarily withdrawn its armed guards from an exploratory drilling site in northwestern Wisconsin.

Gogebic Taconite spokesman Bob Seitz tells the Wisconsin State Journal the guards from Bulletproof Securities were pulled out Wednesday because the contractor failed to obtain proper licensing from the state.

He says the company has two or three other options and will rely on them until state approval is received. 

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5:15 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Men with High-Powered Rifles are Guarding Site of Proposed Iron Mine

People visiting the site of the proposed mine first noticed the heavily armed security guards over the weekend
Credit Rob Ganson

Update: On Wednesday, Gogebic Taconite temporarily pulled its armed guards from the exploratory drilling site in northwestern Wisconsin.

Heavily-armed security guards have been patrolling the site of a potential iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

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3:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

DNR Seeks More Information on Potential Iron Mine

Company must provide more specifics about mining plan in northern Wisconsin

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

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