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Gogebic Taconite

Oct 26, 2020

DNR wants to raise mining fees, require more detailed plans

Mining applicants would have to pay more for permits and licenses, supply more detailed plans to state regulators, and work around a new list of areas deemed off-limits under regulations the state Department of Natural Resources is developing.

Sep 14, 2016

Documents: Walker sought corporate donations in 2012 recall (UPDATE)

A lead manufacturer was among a host of corporate leaders who donated to a conservative group that helped Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators fend off recall challenges, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Aug 3, 2015

Iron County officials anticipate new developer for mine

Iron County officials say other developers with better qualifications than Gogebic Taconite are interested in mining ore in the Penokee Hills.

Apr 7, 2015

Walker’s office considered giving mine lobbyist DNR job

Republican Gov. Scott Walker's staff considered making a lobbyist for a company seeking to dig an iron mine in Wisconsin the state Department of Natural Resources' deputy secretary, according to a newspaper report.

Feb 2, 2015

Mining company slowing down on northern Wis. project

Officials with a Florida company looking to dig a huge iron mine just south of Lake Superior say field work has come to a standstill but they're not abandoning the project.

Dec 16, 2014

Walker to review using hunting fees for mine costs

Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to review whether hunting and fishing fees collected by the state should be used to pay for costs related to sighting an open pit iron ore mine near Lake Superior.

Sep 4, 2014

Company may limit iron mine to 1 county

A company that wants to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin might limit the project to only one county instead of two.

Aug 26, 2014

Company to delay formal request for iron ore mine

Gogebic Taconite says its application to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin will be pushed back until at least the fall of next year.

Aug 24, 2014

Walker says he didn’t solicit mining company money

Gov. Scott Walker said Saturday that he played no role in soliciting donations from a mining company on behalf of a key conservative group that ran ads supporting him during the 2012 recall attempt and that he didn't even know the company donated to the group.

Jul 18, 2014

Chippewa, EPA set meeting on Gogebic mine

The six tribes of Wisconsin's Chippewa Federation will meet with federal environmental officials next month to outline their objections to Gogebic Taconite's mining plans in the Lake Superior region.

Jun 27, 2014

Chippewa tribes ask for EPA review of mine

Six Chippewa Indian tribes are asking federal environmental regulators to review the proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin.

Jun 10, 2014

Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Midwest (UPDATE)

A way of life dating back more than a century appeared over in Michigan's Upper Peninsula when the last copper mine closed in 1995, idling more than 1,000 employees and turning this once-thriving company town into a forlorn outpost.


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