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Joint Finance approves Iron County easement


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MADISON, Wis. — The state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee approved purchasing an easement to open access on over 14,000 acres of land in Iron County Tuesday — at $500,000 less than expected.

If approved, the conservation and access easement would give the public access to 14,352 acres of land owned by the Keweenaw Land Association in the towns of Carey, Knight and Mercer.

The state’s Natural Resources Board approved purchasing the easement using $4.8 million from the state’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund in February.

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