On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Tune in to Listen

1440 AM Green Bay, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
57° Feels Like: 57°
Wind: NNW 7 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.03”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Showers 48°

Tomorrow

Showers 66°

Mon Night

Partly Cloudy 37°

Alerts

  • 0 Severe Weather Alerts
  • 0 Cancellations

Gogebic Taconite hires armed security guards at test-drilling sites

Gogebic Taconite Security
Gogebic Taconite Security

UNDATED (WRN)   Gogebic Taconite has brought in security guards armed with semi-automatic rifles, at drilling sites in northern Wisconsin’s Penokee Range.

“It’s just security protocol, it’s what we do” one of the guards can be heard saying in a video posted by News from Indian Country.

The guard provided little information about the company he works for, but Wisconsin Public Radio reported that the guards have “Bullet Proof Securities” on their vehicles and arm patches. That firm’s website said it’s based out of Scottsdale, Arizona.

GTAC spokesman Bob Seitz told WPR that a June 11 raid at a drill site by 15 masked people which resulted in $2,000 in damage, and four criminal charges against one person, are reason enough to hire security.

Gogebic has begun test drilling for a controversial, proposed open pit iron ore mine in Iron and Ashland Counties.

Comments