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Mining company closing office in northern Wisconsin

The company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin says it is closing its office in Hurley effective on Sunday, casting doubt on the future of the project that sparked fierce debate and opposition from environmentalists and tribal members near the site.

DNR grants mine company air permit exemption

Gogebic Taconite asked DNR for permit exemption in December

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a company planning a huge iron mine near Mellen doesn't need an air permit to take bulk mineral samples.

Compromise in works for access to mine site

Lawmakers developing alternative to barring public from proposed mine site

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are developing an alternative to barring the public from 3,500 acres of forest around a proposed mine site in northern Wisconsin.

DNR wants more info on mine sampling plan

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants more data from a company planning to open a huge iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin before approving bulk sampling activity.

Company to start drilling mine test holes

Holes will range in size from 350 feet to 1,143 feet deep

A company looking to open a massive iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin says its test holes will range from a few hundred feet to a quarter-mile deep.

DNR approves exploratory mining permit

Gogebic Taconite wants to dig a four-mile long mine

The state Department of Natural Resources has approved an exploratory drilling permit for a company looking to open a giant iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin.