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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Mine Shaft - How politics foiled efforts to bring jobs to Northern Wisconsin

Please, please take the time to watch.

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy presents this mini documentary about attempts to open an iron mine in Northern Wisconsin and efforts to modernize the state's mine permitting process.

As you likely know, we've been providing coverage of this issue for many months. But this film includes exclusive footage never before seen. The filmmaker spent several days in Hurley, Wisconsin and conducted interviews with several generations of residents to get their take on what went wrong. The good people of Hurley did not hold back..

About the length of a local evening newscast, we believe you'll come away from watching this film with a better understanding of the proposed project and the plight of the people of Northern Wisconsin. The fine men and women of Hurley and the surrounding communities have a proud mining tradition and, as you will see, they did not take too kindly to the political games being played with thousands of jobs that this project would have generated.

Watch it. Pass it on. And, finally, let us know what you think. 

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