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Letter: Northern Wisconsin wants the mine

Northern Wis. wants the mine

12:38 PM, Jan. 7, 2013  |  Comments
Workers move a steel frame being built for the mining industry, as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker participates in a 'Mining for Jobs' event, at Valley Plating and Fabricating in Green Bay, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
Workers move a steel frame being built for the mining industry, as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker participates in a 'Mining for Jobs' event, at Valley Plating and Fabricating in Green Bay, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
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EDITOR: I spent the last weekend of the 2012 deer season in a hunting camp near Hurley with a number of folks from that area. I asked what their opinion was concerning the proposed mine in Iron county. It was a resounding, "Go ahead with it!"

Those folks all wanted the mine because it would provide jobs and a trickle-down effect for the local economy. It would keep their kids in the area instead of moving away to find employment. If this mining project is policed correctly, the environment can be protected. I hope that the state government doesn't let the folks from southern Wisconsin put a damper on the project for fear it would some how influence their vacation properties

Patrick Hommerding,

Merrill

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