BREAKING: Gogebic armed security leaves town, failed to get permits
Story By Lyndsey Stemm
MELLEN - Yesterday we told you Gogebic Taconite hired armed guards to watch over the site of the proposed iron ore mine. Bulletproof Security is the company they hired.
Newswatch 12's Adam Fox was in Mellen today to talk to protesters. Just a few moments ago, he saw Bulletproof's armored vehicles leaving town.
Bulletproof Security didn't file for the proper permits to operate in Wisconsin. Gogebic has confirmed this, but no word yet on whether Gogebic plans to have Bulletproof apply for those permits and bring them back to the site.
We'll have more information as it becomes available.
VILAS COUNTY - Voters can still cast their absentee ballots in person this week for the upcoming April 7 election. Voters have until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3 to go to their municipal clerk's office to vote.
PRESQUE ISLE - The art of violin making dates back hundreds of years, and Brian Derber is carrying on the tradition. He wanted to go into furniture making, but fell into instrument design after taking a class in college. In 1999, he opened his own school. It's the only violin making school in Wisconsin.
"The program itself is modeled after a German school of violin making," said New World School of Violin Making Owner Brian Derber. "Students have to fulfill a certain requirement before they can apply to graduate. So the minimum time they are with me is three years."
Students start out by making the body of a violin in their first year. As they progress, they add the scroll and varnish, which can take months for students to finish. Nearing the end of their stay, they can even try to make a cello.
"In the time that I have with students in the school here, I can only give them so much, and then it's time for them to go someplace else and get more knowledge," said Derber.
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