abc
QUICK LINKS:

Wisconsin's 74th Assembly Seat Debate Hits on Mining Issues

Updated: 07/24/2014 11:11 PM
Created: 07/24/2014 9:23 PM WDIO.com
By: Maarja Anderson

With Representative Janet Bewley vying for retiring Senator Bob Jauch's 25th Senate District office, Wisconsin's 74th Assembly seat is open.

Wednesday night, the two democratic candidates hoping for her position participated in a debate at the Great Lakes Visitor Center in Duluth.

Mining was a issue central to the debate.

"The problem is not can we mine this area or not. The problem is the fact that the mining law is so irresponsible at this point that it doesn't even vaguely reflect the form of law we had," said Graham Garfield of Mason.

Garfield just graduated from UW-Superior as the student body president. He said the current mining bill needs to be repealed, with a more responsible bill to replace it.

Garfield's opponent, Beth Meyers, shared similar views.

"We all have cars. There is metal in the cars. There is salt on our table that is mined. Most people support responsible mining. I do not believe the mining law today that we have is responsible," she said.

Meyers said it is not about being pro-mining or anti-mining, it's about mining responsibly.

Meyers is a 4th generation Bayfield County resident and serves on the county board.

The 74th Assembly district covers Bayfield, Ashland, Iron and Price counties, and parts of others.

August 12 is the primary election.

Front Page

  • Thousands of Northlanders go to Thanksgiving Buffet at the DECC

    The annual Twin Ports Region Thanksgiving Buffet was held at the DECC on Thursday. This is the 25th year of the dinner produced by Twin Ports community volunteers and the College of St. Scholastica. The event served an estimated 65 hundred meals including 13 hundred meals that were delivered around the area.

  • Shoppers Make Thanksgiving Bargain Hunting New Tradition

    More and more Americans are now making gift shopping on Thanksgiving a new holiday tradition, and in Duluth, one retail welcomed shoppers at 7 a.m. on Turkey Day with deals. Experts say 25 million shoppers will hit stores to take advantage of the early deals this Thanksgiving....

  • One Man Dead After House Fire in Town of Superior

    One man is dead after a house fire broke out in the Town of Superior on Thursday morning. It happened around 1:30 a.m. on the 6300 block of South Darrow Road. Crews arrived on the scene to find the lower floor of the two-story house fully engulfed.

  • Group Aims to Spread the Love to Service Members Overseas

    'Tis the season to give and a group of women in northwestern Wisconsin is spreading the love to our service members overseas. They need the public's help to fill 300 boxes before Christmas.

  • 1 Killed, 3 Injured in Alborn Township Rollover

    A rollover in Alborn Township turned fatal early Thursday morning. A 48-year-old Shoreview woman was killed in the crash. Officials say her name is being withheld until her family is notified.

 

Winter Weather Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Crow Wing; North Cass; Northern Aitkin; Pine; South Aitkin; South Cass
Expires: 11/28/2014 4:00 PM

Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Burnett; Price; Sawyer; Washburn
Expires: 11/28/2014 4:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement