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Security Firm Gets Wis. License

Updated: 08/05/2013 11:00 PM
Created: 08/05/2013 3:49 PM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin regulators have cleared the way for military-style guards to return to a mine site in Gogebic and Iron Counties.

Gogebic Taconite hired Arizona-based Bulletproof Securities to guard the site after protesters confronted workers there in June.

The guards joined a mix of Wisconsin-based security guards and local off-duty police offers patrolling the site. Bulletproof's guards wore masks, camouflage uniforms and carried rifles, raising a firestorm of criticism. The company withdrew the guards in July because it lacked a Wisconsin license.

The state Department of Safety and Professional Services announced on Monday they have approved a license. A Gogebic Taconite spokesman says Bulletproof will rejoin the security mix at the site. He declined to say when the guards would return.

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