Too bad the judge didn’t throw away the key.
50 years ago, I used to go fishing with my grandfather on the Iron River about 50 miles west of Iron County. He and a few other guys had a hunting/fishing place (a really old farmhouse) on a property that the river ran through, a mile or so from Lake Superior. Very rustic. No plumbing.
And the Iron River ran really, really RED in the spring. Looked like a river of rust.
Gosh, think maybe there’s some iron in the area?
Taconite mining is a big deal on the north shore in Minnesota, so it’s about time somebody found something on the south shore to develop. Those northern WI counties have a median income that’s about half the national average, so good for them.
A $1.5 billion mining operation is a huge deal to that area. Back when Gramps used to take my little brother and I into town for a beer there were no stupid hippy chicks/enviro-nazi zealots making total idiots out of themselves — such a thing was unimaginable.
I’m sure 90% of the locals are cheering this deal. Thank you, Scott Walker for trying to expedite it. Hopefully, the crazies don’t slow it down too much.