Life in a Land of Iron

Dennis Hendrickson wipes his eye after an eight-hour shift at the Empire Mine left him covered in the dust. Photo: Lukas Keapproth.

I made several trips to northern Wisconsin as the area debated the risks and perks of a proposed deep pit iron mine in 2012 and 2013. I also made reporting trips to Minnesota and Michigan, producing several text stories and working with photo and video journalists.

The links below lead to several stories on the topic. I’m particularly proud of the first feature that gave me some room to write deeply about the people and communities dependent on the iron industry.

Life in a Land of Iron

After decades of mining, industry still unpredictable
Deeply Entrenched: Mining proposals remains divisive


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