Gogebic Taconite representatives have scheduled a series of meetings across Iron and Ashland counties in Wisconsin today to speak “one-on-one with citizens’’ and address questions about the company’s proposed taconite iron ore mine and processing center.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has received more than 40,000 comments on the proposed PolyMet copper mine and expects thousands more by the time the public comment period officially closes Thursday afternoon.
The frigid winter of 2014 threw its best at Lake Superior, but the big lake was just too stubborn to freeze over completely. Satellite photographs over the past few days show ice on Lake Superior beginning to diminish, with vast areas of open water along the North Shore and fissures developing across the lake.
At 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, in the middle of a massive snowstorm, Bob Benson felt a crushing pain in his chest. What happened next robbed a widow-maker.
“I think a whole series of things came in play that were downright lucky,” Benson said Tuesday at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in
Duluth. “Otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”
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