Lessons From the Gogebic Range

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The Gogebic Range is a mountainous region bearing a long vein of iron ore, located in the midst of Iron County, Wisconsin. This geological feature, and what came to surround it, is rich in Wisconsin’s cultural history. Many of the cities that grew up around these iron ore mining operations were certainly shaped by it. Hematite, like our fresh water lakes and rivers, is one of Wisconsin’s natural resources. However, the last hematite mining operation in Wisconsin ended in 1982 at Jackson County, due to depletion and environmental concerns. 

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As your Governor, I will work with other elected officials and Tribal leaders to balance the industrial needs of Wisconsin with our finite resources, to keep Wisconsin’s environment as guarded as possible. 

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