MADISON, Wis. (AP) - 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.
Gogebic Taconite wants to dig a four-mile long open-pit mine in the Penokee Hills. Republicans earlier this year passed a contentious bill relaxing the state's mining regulations to clear the way for the company.
Gogebic Taconite officials filed an application with the DNR earlier this month to drill 13 exploratory holes but later scaled back the project to eight holes. DNR officials say the company made the move after agency staff asked for more information about potential wetland impacts from possible improvements on roads leading to five sites. Company President Bill Williams didn't immediately return a message.
The DNR approved the application Thursday.
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After almost 80 years, a piece of naval history is on its way home. A model of the Japanese luxury liner Hikawa Maru is being packed up in Manitowoc and returned to Japan.
Visitors to Green Bay's Neville Public Museum will soon see hours slashed. The county-owned attraction is cutting access starting the first of the year.
An 11-foot-long model of the Japanese passenger liner Hikawa Maru is being sent back to Japan after 34 years at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc.
Area volunteers are making a difference in the community this holiday season. At this time of the year, many people are looking for ways to help their neighbors. The Salvation Army is one of the many places where you can do just that.
For the second year in a row, St. Norbert College could house overflow of homeless people from the St. John the Evangelist shelter in Green Bay.
A memorial fund has been created for a Grand Chute firefighter killed in a weekend car crash.