Rio Tinto mining forum Wednesday

L’ANSE – Representatives from Rio Tinto Eagle Mine in northwest Marquette County will host a mining forum Wednesday in L’Anse.

The event will include an update about the status of Eagle Mine, an opportunity to participate in a community scorecard (a live survey with anonymous electronic votes) and discussion about the mine through dialogue with mine representatives.

The forum starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion on Front Street in L’Anse. Refreshments will be offered before the presentation starts at 6:20 p.m. The community scorecard will run from approximately 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. with discussion slated to take place until 8 p.m.

The most recent forum in L’Anse lasted nearly three hours on Sept. 26.

Previous forums in the current series have been held recently in Ishpeming (May 6) and Champion (May 9); another will take place Tuesday at the Ramada Inn in Marquette, and future forums will be held in Michigamme (May 21) and Big Bay (May 22).

For more information about the forums, email or call 273-1550.