At least 16 killed in Pakistan mine explosion

A gas explosion caused part of a coal mine to collapse Saturday in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least 16 people, provincial disaster management agency chief Muhammad Tariq said.

Sweden's arctic 'millipede town' is slowly moving

Kiruna, a town in northern Sweden, is on the move. Located in Lapland, within the Arctic Circle, the town and many of its 18,000 residents are being relocated to New Kiruna, two miles (3.2 kilometers) to the east over the next 20 years.

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.

Government double standard? Darlington man says so

State senator says state isn't looking out for the average citizen

A Darlington man and his state senator are speaking out against proposed legislation that would grant special privileges to the company operating a possible taconite mine in northern Wisconsin. 

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.

Committee approves mine forest closure bill

Wisconsin Senate committee OKs mine forest closure bill

A legislative committee has approved a Republican bill that would close thousands of acres around a potential mine site in far northern Wisconsin.