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Randy's Ramblings: A showdown over mining is under way in Madison

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A lot has been happening downstate that folks on the western fringe of Wisconsin, under the orb of the Twin Cities media, probably aren't aware of unless they make an effort to follow our home-state news.


Last week, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald disbanded a special Senate committee that was working on a mining bill and announced his support for a bill that the Assembly passed in late January.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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