Paul DeMain http://wxpr.org en DeMain Declares Candidacy for 29th State Senate District http://wxpr.org/post/demain-declares-candidacy-29th-state-senate-district <p>State Senator Jerry Petrowski of the 29<sup>th</sup> District will have a challenger this election.</p><p>Democrat and business owner Paul DeMain has announced he will run against the Republican incumbent.</p><p>DeMain heralds from Wausau and now lives on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation near Hayward.&nbsp; He is a member of the Oneida Nation and CEO of Indian Country Communications.&nbsp;</p><p>DeMain says he’s committed to public service, job development, and small business.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 23:46:41 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18554 at http://wxpr.org Harvest Camp Turns One http://wxpr.org/post/harvest-camp-turns-one <p>The Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp celebrated its one-year anniversary this weekend. &nbsp;</p><p>On Saturday, April 26th, a group of about thirty people gathered in Iron County to feast on pancakes and locally produced maple syrup they call “Penokee Gold.” &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Paula Mohan came from Madison for the event.</p><p>“I wanted to come for the pancakes and the Penokee Gold and all the other food and the fact that it is the one year anniversary," Mohan said. "I was last here in February and it’s kind of nice to be here because it is not twenty below and there are no bugs yet."</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Monie Shackleford 17628 at http://wxpr.org Harvest Camp Turns One LCO Harvest Camp Says It Will Comply With County Rules, But Won't Pack Up http://wxpr.org/post/lco-harvest-camp-says-it-will-comply-county-rules-wont-pack <p>Members of the Lac Court Oreilles Harvest Education and Learning Project plan to rotate in and out of the site to comply with Iron County rules.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this month the Iron County Board of Supervisors gave Harvest Camp residents six business days to leave, saying they were in violation of a 14-day camping limit.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Camp spokesperson Paul DeMain says the site will remain as it is, but longterm residents will follow the rules by leaving every two weeks for at least 24 hours.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:02:47 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16051 at http://wxpr.org LCO Harvest Camp Says It Will Comply With County Rules, But Won't Pack Up Iron County Votes to Evict Harvest Camp http://wxpr.org/post/iron-county-votes-evict-harvest-camp <p>The Iron County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to close the Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp Thursday night, saying residents are violating a 14-day camping limit on county forest land.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:48:27 +0000 Monie Shackleford & Natalie Jablonski 15563 at http://wxpr.org Iron County Votes to Evict Harvest Camp Activists Test Limits of 600' Restricted Zone http://wxpr.org/post/activists-test-limits-600-restricted-zone <p>Groups of snowshoers continue to traverse areas where Gogebic Taconite is drilling and sampling. &nbsp;</p><p>A <a href="http://docs.legis.wi.gov/2013/related/acts/81" target="_blank">new law</a> forbids the public from coming within 600 feet of equipment and roads used for iron mining.&nbsp; &nbsp;But those opposed to the measure say it’s designed to hide environmental damage from the public.&nbsp;</p><p>Paul DeMain organized a recent trip to the Tyler Forks.&nbsp; He says some activists are hoping for a citation, in hopes of challenging the law in court.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:31:30 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14035 at http://wxpr.org Activists Test Limits of 600' Restricted Zone Iron County Won't Evict Harvest Camp, At Least Not This Month http://wxpr.org/post/iron-county-wont-evict-harvest-camp-least-not-month <p>The Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp in Iron County won’t be going anywhere for the time being.&nbsp; The Iron County Board has taken the camp’s eviction off its Tuesday agenda.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harvest camp residents have been staying on county forest land since the spring in response to </span>Gogebic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Taconite’s mine proposal.&nbsp; But the Iron County Forestry Committee voted last week to evict them.</span></p><p>Iron County Clerk Mike Saari says this week’s delay doesn’t mean the issue is gone for good.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:05:36 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12029 at http://wxpr.org Iron County Won't Evict Harvest Camp, At Least Not This Month Eviction Vote is Deja Vu for LCO Harvest Camp http://wxpr.org/post/eviction-vote-deja-vu-lco-harvest-camp <p>Iron County Forestry and Parks committee members have again unanimously voted to evict the residents of the Harvest Camp near the site of a proposed iron mine. &nbsp;</p><p>Members of the Lac Courte&nbsp;Oreilles tribe and other supporters have been camping on county land since early spring in opposition of Gogebic Taconite’s mine proposal.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:40:15 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11743 at http://wxpr.org Eviction Vote is Deja Vu for LCO Harvest Camp