Gogebic Taconite (GTAC), the company behind the proposed iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills, says it won’t take rock samples from an area where asbestos-like fibers were found.
GTAC took nearly four months to pull together information the Department of Natural Resources wanted for a plan to sample tons of rock in Iron and Ashland counties. The revised plan scales back the number of sampling sites from five to three, bypassing the site where asbestos-form fibers were found by the DNR and a Northland College geoscientist.
Wisconsin's Christmas tree growers are off to a good harvest this season.
It takes ten years to grow a sapling into a bona fide Christmas tree. The trees are then cut, bagged, and stacked onto semis beginning in early November.
Cheryl Nicholson, the executive secretary for the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association, says the group's 200 members — and more non-members — harvest a million trees each year. “Some go out of the country, to Canada, to Mexico. A lot of them do stay in the state.”