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DNR grants Gogebic Taconite another exploratory license

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has granted another exploratory drilling license for a company looking to dig a huge iron mine near Mellen. More>>

Mine of Information: Exploring the options in the Northwoods Video included

This is the first story in a WQOW News 18 series examining the proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin. More>>

UPDATE: Gov. Walker responds to video of confrontation at mining site Video included

He released a statement after seeing the video that surfaced this week. More>>

UPDATE: Lawmaker responds after seeing video of confrontation at mining site Video included

The state senator, who represents the district where the mine is located, condemned the protesters in the video. More>>

Video shows confrontation at proposed mining site

There's new video showing how intense the battle has become over mining in northern Wisconsin. More>>

Lawmaker asks mining company to remove armed guards

Photo courtesy:  Rob Ganson Photo courtesy: Rob Ganson

Those guards were hired by Gogebic Taconite to protect the proposed mining site along the Iron-Ashland County line. More>>

Protesters cause disruption as mining company prepares to drill

Protesters confront a mining company as it begins to drill in northern Wisconsin. More>>

Gogebic Taconite reduces number of test holes

A mining company has reduced the number of test holes it plans to make for a proposed iron ore mine near Lake Superior. More>>

Mine of Information: Tracking G-Tac's plans Video included

Gogebic Taconite filed an exploratory drilling application with the DNR on Thursday. More>>

Mine of Information: Past could serve as a blueprint for the future Video included

Wisconsin's history in mining is very deep, but the recent history in metallic mining is not. More>>

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