HURLEY, Wis. (AP) - Northwestern Wisconsin police say a suspicious backpack found near a company proposing to build iron ore mine did not contain explosives.
Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams says an employee called him around 11 a.m. Saturday to find out if he had left a backpack outside their Hurley office. He told the employee he did not.
According to a Hurley police department statement, the area was cordoned off and a bomb squad arrived at about 2:45 p.m. They found the bag didn't have a bomb and the area was opened again around 4 p.m.
A message left for Chief Dan Erspamer was not immediately returned Saturday night.
The proposed mine is near the Bad River Chippewa's reservation. The tribe and conservationists are against it, fearing it would pollute the region.
- Tuesday closings due to weather
- UPDATE: Two additional suspects in Tomah high speed chase arrested
- Changes coming to prescription drug monitoring website Tuesday
- Repealing Obamacare: Trump says fast, Congress says slow
- Missing elderly man found dead in Grant County
- State leaders push for more progress at MLK Day celebration
- Get a 'taste' of Onalaska while helping area teachers
- Xcel sets new record for hydroelectric production
- Winter Rec-Fest brings winter sports to La Crosse families
- La Crosse Public Education Foundation honors grant recipients