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Walker to sign mining bill on Monday


MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he'll sign the Republican mining bill on Monday.

Walker will officially sign the bill at Oldenburg Group Inc., a mining equipment manufacturer in Rhinelander, early in the afternoon. He also plans a ceremonial signing at P&H Mining Equipment in Milwaukee later in the day.

The bill clears the way for Florida-based Gogebic Taconite to open an iron ore mine near Lake Superior.

Republicans say the measure would create thousands of jobs. Critics are concerned about its impact on the environment. Opponents have said they will challenge the measure in court.

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