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Highland CEO meets with Michigan Strategic Fund officials

WAKEFIELD — Work to develop and launch a new copper mine north of Wakefield drew Highland Copper Interim CEO Barry O’Shea to the Gogebic Range this week.

His message regarding the Copperwood Project wasn’t momentous, but it was positive.

Highland officials appeared at a meeting of the Michigan Strategic Fund held at Gogebic Community College, advancing their case for state support for the mine.

“They’re considering giving us a grant of $50 million,” said O’Shea.

The funds would be used to develop infrastructure for the mine.

“We are excited the we are under consideration. It’s another boost fo...