MADISON (WKOW) -- A plan to close off thousands of acres of public land from the general public in northern Wisconsin is moving ahead in the state senate.
The bill would close about 3,500 acres around the Gogebic Taconite iron site to public recreation
The senate mining committee approved the bill Thursday on a five-to-two vote, clearing the way for the full senate vote, probably later this month.
Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) says the move is necessary to protect workers at the mine site.
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