- Gogebic Taconite may have left northern Wisconsin – and any potential iron ore mine there—behind. But leaders in Iron County hope a new company might want to pick up on what Gogebic left behind.
- As wildfires rage on the west coast, students from a Northwoods school will race head on into them. We catch up with students from Blackwell to find out how they feel headed to help people from out of state.
- And a family in Antigo will soon get the keys to their new home. But first, they'll have to help build it. We'll meet them and the organization helping to make it all happen.
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HURLEY - Iron County officials say other developers with better qualifications than Gogebic Taconite are interested in mining ore in the Penokee Hills.
County Board members met last week with representatives from La Pointe Iron Co., which owns much of the land in northern Wisconsin that Gogebic Taconite tried to develop before pulling out in February.
One county board member says Gogebic Taconite's performance may make it harder for another developer to gain the public's trust.
He says county residents will likely remain divided on the mine because of environmental concerns.
But if state and federal regulators can guarantee the environment won't suffer, he says the mine might be worth pursuing because it could bring jobs to an area that desperately needs them.
WABENO - People went out to Wabeno this weekend for its first ever Art and Music Fest. Musicians performed in the band shell while local artists spread out to show their products.
There were food and drinks as well as workshops for people to learn more about art.
"This year we've had about 20 musicians performing on three stages," said Friends of Wabeno Chairperson Mary Beck. "And we've had maybe ten artists doing demonstrations, showing people what they can do and what they can buy."
The rain Sunday didn't stop people from having a good time. Volunteers hope to make this an annual event.
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has asked Wisconsin's attorney general to take "immediate action" to protect ratepayers and workers from what the Republican presidential candidate calls "devastating impacts" of a new rule designed to cut greenhouse gases.
MADISON - A Republican state senator wants to ban exotic pets in Wisconsin as Milwaukee officials struggle to capture a lion-like animal roaming the city's streets.
Van Wanggaard of Racine is circulating a bill that would prohibit the possession, propagation and sale of dangerous exotic animals, including lions, tigers, polar bears, gorillas and various crocodilians.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota father charged with killing his 10-year-old son and throwing the boy in the river has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Pierre Collins long denied any involvement in the death of his son, Barway. But he admitted Monday to striking the boy, bounding him with duct tape and tossing him in the Mississippi River near Minneapolis, where the child's body was found weeks later.
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