WUWM: Bad River Band worried about effects of mining on lake

"Wisconsin’s Ashland and Iron counties share magnificent Lake Superior vistas; they also hold a deposit of much-coveted iron ore.

A mining company hopes to dig up the metal stash, estimating the venture would yield more than 2 billion tons of iron and put hundreds of people to work.

As state leaders begin considering diverse opinions about a mining operation, the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians holds a unique place in the discussion.

Since 1854, the tribe has dwelled along Lake Superior just beyond the proposed mine.

We visit the reservation and learned about its concerns."

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