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      Suspicious bag outside Gogebic Taconite office

      UPDATE: 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.


      Northwestern Wisconsin police have cordoned off an area near a company proposing to build iron ore mine after a suspicious backpack was found.

      Gogebic Taconite President Bill Williams says an employee who went to the company's Hurley office Saturday called him around 11 a.m. to find out if he had left a backpack outside near the building. He told the employee he did not.

      In a statement, Hurley police said the package was in front of the building, and officials cordoned off the area.

      The proposed mine is near the Bad River Chippewa's reservation. The tribe and conservationists have been against it, fearing it would pollute the pristine region.