Erik Schyvinck of Stevens Point returned to the Lac Courtes Oreilles Harvest Camp, sure Gogebic Taconite LLC had already started destroying the Penokee Hills.Read More →
Part 5 of 7 in the series Mining in Wisconsin By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter HURLEY — Mel Gasper doesn’t sound worried. Heavy trucks, geologists, engineers and armed guards have passed by the entrance of the Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp in recent weeks, signalling the initial exploratory phase of a potential $1.5-billion iron ore […]Read More →
Part 5 of 7 in the series Mining in Wisconsin UPDATE: Correction — An earlier version of this article misidentified Ashland County’s top employer. The county’s largest employer is the Bad River Tribe. By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter HURLEY — An imaginary line splits two counties in northern Wisconsin, each of which holds parts […]Read More →
Part 4 of 7 in the series Mining in Wisconsin By Ryan Ekvall and M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – Two things were all but certain going into Thursday’s extended Assembly debate on the controversial mining bill: There would be enough grand-standing to choke a Trump, and, arguably, it would all be for naught. […]Read More →
MADISON – Sen. Tim Cullen’s comment, made in passing, may end up being remarkably prescient.
And it may, ultimately, represent a key factor in determining whether Gogebic Taconite actually ends up building an open pit iron mine in the Penokee Range spanning parts of Iron and Ashland counties in northern Wisconsin.Read More →
While legislators and citizens debate the costs and benefits of a potential mine in northern Wisconsin, the state’s embattled quasi-public economic development organization would reap a windfall from the legislation as it’s drafted.Read More →