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Walker signs bill easing mining permit process

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker signed Republicans' polarizing mining bill into law Monday, completing a months-long, all-out campaign to jump-start a giant iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin. The legislation will dramatically reshape Wisconsin's mining regulations to ease the permitting process for the open-pit mine Gogebic Taconite wants to dig just south of Lake Superior....

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