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STATE NEWS ROUNDUP: Mining opponents made their voices known in a DNR hearing

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Mining opponents showed up in force yesterday at a D-N-R hearing in Hurley on the second phase of testing for Gogebic Taconite’s proposed iron ore mine. By four in the afternoon, 76 people spoke – and only a half-dozen were in favor of the planned excavation of four-thousand tons of rock. It’s part of the G-TAC’s feasibility studies for a four-and-a-half-mile-long mine in the Penokee Hills of Iron and Ashland counties.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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