Hibbing Neighborhood Wants to Keep Lake

By: News Intern Katherine Jones

HIBBING- Residents of a neighborhood in Hibbing say they are trying to save their lake by urging operators of the mine to keep the water flowing.  

According to officials, when the Hibbing Taconite stops redirecting water from its pit to Kelly Lake, the lake water stagnates.  

There was a fish kill in the lake last spring and weeds have been taking over its shoreline. The plant is scheduled to close in the next few years, possibly as soon as 2025, and the coalition of current and former residents are pushing mine officials to make sure the water keeps flowing even after the shutdown.

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