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Northern Wisconsin Mining


Ashland, WI (KDAL) - Down in Madison, Wisconsin today they will be talking about a proposed iron mine near Ashland.  A Democrat controlled committee will hold its final public hearing on a proposed mining regulation bill.  At the heart of the issue is a proposed taconite mine and processing plant near Ashland on the Gogebic Range.  The company that wanted to build that plant gave up after the State failed to define the terms and conditions of the proposed plant.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he is convinced that Gogebic Taconite will reconsider their plans to build the plant if a better mining bill is passed by the legislature.