Volatile mining industry raises Wis. questions

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Although Gov. Scott Walker has signed a mining bill aimed at encouraging construction of an iron mine in northern Wisconsin, there's still uncertainty about the future of mining in the state. And looking to neighboring states for perspective doesn't clear things up very much.

The mining industries in Minnesota and Michigan have had ups and downs over the past few years due to fluctuating demand and economic uncertainty. Some mining-related jobs have disappeared, and others require a surprising level of high-tech skills.

A Post-Crescent of Appleton report (http://post.cr/16QfQAC ) says that makes it hard to predict what will happen in Wisconsin. The job outlook, as well as the necessary skill set, remain to be seen.

And Wisconsin mining opponents have pledged a legal fight, further complicating the picture.

------

Information from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com

AP-WF-03-23-13 2312GMT


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 199710271 - weau.com/a?a=199710271
Gray Television, Inc.