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Gogebic Taconite to meet with citizens in Iron, Ashland counties

Gogebic Taconite representatives will be traveling throughout Iron and Ashland Counties Wednesday to speak one-on-one with citizens and address questions about the proposed iron ore mine. The times and locations for the one-on-one sessions are as follows: 7-8:15 a.m. at Schienebeck’s Shanty in Butternut, 9:15-10:30 a.m. at the Vaughn Library in Ashland, 12:30-1:45 p.m. at Joanie’s Sidekicks in Iron Belt, 2:45-4 p.m. at the Gogebic Taconite office in Hurley and 5-6:15 p.m. at the Subway in Mercer. To set up an individual appointment, please call the GTac office at 715-561-2601

Representatives of the company have held more than 30 meetings, spoken with over 100 citizens, and traveled to many towns throughout the area such as Hurley, Mercer, and Glidden to keep the people of the Northwoods current on developments concerning the project.

 “The more communities we visit, the better response we receive,” said Bob Seitz, spokesman for Gogebic Taconite. “We appreciate the opportunity to speak with concerned citizens and look forward to another chance to discuss the project and its potential for the community.”

The individualized format will continue in order to provide personalized attention for concerned citizens who may be uncomfortable with the public hearing format.