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  • John Hart

A four-mile-long, open pit iron ore mine proposed by Gogebic Taconite in northern Wisconsin has residents of Ashland and Iron Counties weighin…

  • RON SEELY | rseely@madison.com | 608-252-6131

For many in this small city, the $1.5-billion iron ore mine proposed in Ashland and Iron counties by Gogebic Taconite offer a tantalizing way out of a long economic decline in Wisconsin's northern counties that has seen incomes shrink and once-thriving communities become all but ghost towns.