A Bad River Win; Gogebic Taconite Putting Wisc. Mine on Hold

Indian Country: Gogebic Taconite announced last week that it is closing its office in Hurley, Wisconsin and, for now, putting plans on hold to build a huge open pit iron ore mine in the pristine Penokee Mountains in Northern Wisconsin. The proposed 4.5 mile wide mine would have produced 8 million tons of finished taconite annually, rivaling the huge Hibbing Taconite in Minnesota according to a report in the Duluth Tribune. The planned area of the Wisconsin mine is located directly over the Great Northern Divide......

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