City by City: Angle Inlet, Wisconsin, Babbitt
Angle Inlet, MN- In Angle Inlet, Minnesota, the northernmost point in the Continental United States, a new public safety initiative will keep those in the community crucially connected. FirstNet, the wireless network serving the nation’s first responders, will be putting a cell site in an area of Angle Inlet that has been a dead zone in the past. This will allow first responders to better serve the township, and it will decrease response times to any recreational emergencies on the Boundary Waters.
Wisconsin- The state of Wisconsin is asking all citizens for their input on a brand-new 19-year transportation plan. Connect 2050 is a statewide plan that includes objectives applying to all modes of transportation. These objectives will guide infrastructure investments for the next two decades. Comments can be submitted through January 24,2022. To make your voice heard, click here.
Babbitt, MN- The Minnesota DNR has just approved a new exploration plan for a Washington-based mining company. Teck American Incorporated requested a one-year extension on their exploration plan from their Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Lease originally signed in 2019. Teck requested permission to do exploratory drilling, using the diamond core method, in two additional sites, bringing their total to eight different sites across the region. The DNR stated that Teck had the right to this exploration because all of the lands in question are state-owned.
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