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Proposal to limit restrictions around iron mine


MADISON (WKOW) -- A new bill would shrink the restricted area around a proposed iron ore mine site in northern Wisconsin.

The original legislation would have closed 3,500 acres in the Penokee Hills just south of Lake Superior.

Now, a bill from Republican senator Rob Cowles would close off areas just around mining equipment and roads.

The senate is expected to consider Cowles' plan on Tuesday.

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