Iron Ore Mine

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The Florida company interested in mining iron ore just south of Lake Superior says field work at the site has stopped, at least for now.

Six Chippewa tribes hope the EPA agrees and either restricts or halts a mining company from extracting iron ore from the Penokee Hills.

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

Pete Rasmussen

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

The type of mine proposed - a four-mile long open pit, could damage water supplies and human health, according to a DNR report.

A Republican state senator is proposing scaling back potential access restrictions to the forest surrounding an iron mine site just south of Lake Superior.

About 3,500 acres around the site in the Penokee Hills are part of the state's managed forest program, which grants landowners reduced fees in lieu of property taxes if they keep the land open for recreation.

Sen. Tom Tiffany introduced a bill in August to close all 3,500 acres after protesters emerged from the woods and accosted mine workers.

Two scientists claim they have found high levels of asbestos in rock samples, at one of Gogebic Taconite's testing sites in northern Wisconsin.

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

Pete Rasmussen

Debate continues over a proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin.  The state legislature paved the way earlier this year for Gogebic Taconite to apply for permission to build the mine.

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.

Protestors Can Keep Camp in Penokee Hills

Jul 31, 2013

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

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

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.

Pete Rasmussen

Iron and Ashland counties are attempting to exert some control over the huge mine planned for northern Wisconsin.

Mine Protests Continue

Jun 24, 2013
Pete Rasmussen

Machinery is rumbling in parts of Wisconsin's Penokee Hills as protestors gather nearby.