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 (AP) - Republicans who control the state Assembly say
they are confident a mining bill will protect the environment and bring
jobs to Wisconsin despite Democrats who say it will harm air and water
The Assembly began debate of the measure Thursday. It was expected to pass in the late afternoon.
Republican Majority Leader Scott Suder calls the
measure "perhaps the most important jobs bill we've seen in a great long
while." He says the iron ore mine near Lake Superior could be
operational within three to four years.
The bill would loosen the state's mining
regulations to help Gogebic Taconite dig a huge open-pit iron mine just
south of Lake Superior.
Assembly approval would send the bill to Gov. Scott Walker, the last step before it would become law.
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