Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican legislators have unveiled another bill to rewrite Wisconsin's iron mining law.
Assembly Republicans introduced the sweeping, 206-page bill at a news conference Wednesday. They promised the legislation would create thousands of jobs without lowering environmental standards.
The legislation closely mirrors a GOP bill that died in the state Senate last March. Under its provisions, the state Department of Natural Resources would have up to 480 days to issue a mining permit, people could challenge the permit decision but not before its made, mining companies could offset damage to wetlands by restoring wetlands elsewhere.
Republicans hope the bill will convince a company called Gogebic Taconite to open an iron mine near Lake Superior. Opponents insist the project will pollute one of the state's last pristine areas.
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