Terry Daulton http://wxpr.org en Iron County Forum Hones In On Economic Development http://wxpr.org/post/iron-county-forum-hones-economic-development <p>A forum in Iron County will take a closer look at economic drivers in the area, and brainstorm possible new ones.</p><p>The nonpartisan Iron County Citizens Forum this Wednesday at the Oma Town Hall is looking at economic sectors like timber, tourism and retirees.&nbsp;</p><p>Coordinator Terry Daulton says the idea evolved out of discussions on how jobs factor into the Penokee Mine proposal. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 23:51:14 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18556 at http://wxpr.org Iron County Elections Yield No Clear Message On Mining http://wxpr.org/post/iron-county-elections-yield-no-clear-message-mining <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Challengers won three seats in this week’s Iron County board elections. &nbsp;The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;wins come despite campaign advertising by a billionaire-backed political advocacy group.</span></p><div></div><p>Americans for Prosperity labeled Victor Ouimette, Brad Matson, and Karl Krall as anti-mine activists on a recent mailing. &nbsp;&nbsp;All three won seats on the county board in this week’s election, beating out incumbents.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:27:56 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16466 at http://wxpr.org Iron County Elections Yield No Clear Message On Mining Iron County Group to Host Candidate Forums http://wxpr.org/post/iron-county-group-host-candidate-forums <p>Contested county board elections in Iron County have given rise to a series of candidate forums.&nbsp;</p><p>The Iron County Citizen's Forum is organizing the two nonpartisan debates inspired by the League of Women Voters format.&nbsp;</p><p>Organizer Terry Daulton says the controversy over a proposed iron mine has engaged more people in local politics.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:15:20 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15416 at http://wxpr.org Citizens Hope to Learn From Minnesota Mines http://wxpr.org/post/citizens-hope-learn-minnesota-mines <p>Iron County citizens are holding a forum next week. It will look at issues brought on by iron mining in Minnesota.&nbsp; Organizer Terry Daulton says the guest is research scientist Nancy Schuldt water quality specialist with the Fond du Lac Tribe.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;And she works on a lot of the issues relating to water quality and wild rice, and also potential things like mercury contamination that would affect tribal members there in Minnesota.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:55:56 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8876 at http://wxpr.org Digging Into Mining Ordinances http://wxpr.org/post/digging-mining-ordinances <p>Iron County residents have a chance to brush up on their understanding of local zoning ordinances that regulate mining.&nbsp; The Iron County Citizen’s Forum is hosting speaker George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Foundation and former secretary of the state’s Department of Natural Resources.&nbsp; Terry Daulton with the Iron County Citizen’s Forum says it will help inform people about how communities deal with mining activities.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 4015 at http://wxpr.org