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August 8, 2018
Pence promises copper-nickel expansion during Duluth visit
DULUTH—Vice President Mike Pence blew in and out of Duluth on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in less than four hours, promising while he was there...
August 8, 2018 - 8:09pm
June 22, 2018
MP should invest in clean energy
I want clean air for Minnesota, which is why I support clean-burning natural gas. Natural gas power plants provide families, schools, and employers with affordable, reliable electricity, 24/7/365. They operate even on days when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine, and...
June 22, 2018 - 9:19am
June 20, 2018
Trump takes steps to keep immigrant parents, kids together
DULUTH -- Families crossing the American border illegally will be kept together, but President Donald Trump promises to remain tough on immigration. In...
June 20, 2018 - 10:08pm
Trump promises to improve American economy at Duluth meeting with miners
June 20, 2018 - 9:26pm
June 11, 2018
Autobiography relates life of Duluth's Grant Merritt: Environmental pioneer helped lead charge to stop dumping mine waste in Lake Superior
DULUTH — The 1970s was a heady time for environmentalists in Minnesota and across the country. After decades of industrial exploitation...
June 11, 2018 - 6:00am
January 3, 2014
G-Tac submits exploration license application to DNR
The Department of Natural Resources has received an exploration license application from Gogebic Taconite LLC, for activities related to the Penokee/Gogebic deposit in Ashland and Iron counties, according to a news release issued Friday by the DNR. The company is proposing to drill...
January 3, 2014 - 12:10pm
December 11, 2013
DNR completes review of GTAC bulk sampling plan
The Department of Natural Resources has completed its review of Gogebic Taconite's revised Bulk Sampling Plan related to the company's potential mining project in northern Wisconsin and has identified all DNR approvals that will be required before bulk sampling may begin, according...
December 11, 2013 - 3:09pm
October 25, 2013
Ashland DA says GTAC wrong on trespass allegations
The Ashland County District Attorney says the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe has the right to survey land in the proposed mining area. This comes two months after mining company Gogebic Taconite sent Bad River a "cease and desist" letter to stay off that land. The Oct. 16...
October 25, 2013 - 11:11am
September 20, 2013
UWS poll: Gogebic Taconite project has little local support
A proposal to develop Wisconsin's first major taconite mine and processing center in southern Ashland and Iron counties is opposed by nearly two-thirds of the people surveyed by a team of University of Wisconsin-Superior economists. About 44.1 percent of respondents to a random poll...
September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
August 14, 2013
WPR airs mining hearing
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced a public information hearing for Thursday in Hurley, Wis. The hearing concerns the proposed bulk sampling activity and the pre-application notice to mine at Gogebic Taconite's potential mining project near Mellen, WI. The hearing...
August 14, 2013 - 11:59am
July 26, 2013
Wisconsin to investigate Gogebic-hired security firm
The Iron County District Attorney says state regulators have told him they're opening an investigation into the security firm that was guarding a potential northern Wisconsin mining site. Bulletproof Securities agents, wearing camouflage and carrying semiautomatic weapons, were guarding...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 9, 2013
Wisconsin lawmakers ask Gogebic Taconite to remove armed guards
Two Wisconsin lawmakers have asked the president of Gogebic Taconite to remove armed security guards from the company's proposed mining site...
July 9, 2013 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
GTAC applies for exploratory permit
The company that wants to build a massive open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Range has applied for a license to explore there. They also say they may file an "intent to mine" with the Department of Natural Resources in the next month or two. GTAC mining company spokesman Bob...
May 10, 2013 - 9:02am
March 29, 2013
Test drilling for NW Wisconsin iron mine should start in April
Gogebic Taconite is expected to conduct test drilling on the site of its proposed iron ore mine in Northwestern Wisconsin by the end of April, a state regulator and the company said this week. The drilling would be the first work in the field by the company after state mining legislation...
March 29, 2013 - 8:00am
February 25, 2013
Poll shows majority oppose mining bill
By Mike Simonson Wisconsin Public Radio A new poll commissioned by the League of Conservation Voters shows more people are opposing the Republican-sponsored iron ore mining bill than a year ago. This is the question asked by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, North Carolina: "Supporters...
February 25, 2013 - 8:51am