Wisconsin News Roundup, Gogebic Taconite Mining Closing

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From Right to Work legislation, to changes in the DNR leadership board, Wisconsin had plenty of important news stories come up this week. We speak to three members of WPR’s news team to review the major headlines of the week. We also cover the closing of the Gogebic Taconite mine office in Northern Wisconsin.

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  • Gogebic Taconite To Close Office In Hurley

    Gogebic Taconite, the company behind a controversial mining project in northern Wisconsin, will be closing the company offices in Hurley. Gogebic Taconite’s president released a statement saying they could not “justify maintaining an office in Hurley without a prospect of immediate action.” We speak with a reporter familiar with the story about the closing, and what happens next.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Noah Ovshinsky Guest
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Chuck Quirmbach Guest
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest

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