TV6 interviewed local resident and Former Mine employee, Kevin Sundholm, and Circle Power's Chris Moore and Elise Matz, regarding the Groveland Solar Mine.
"... Sad to say [Groveland Mine] came to a point where it was no longer feasible to process ore and sell pellets,” said Former Mine Employee Kevin Sundholm.
"It will probably take about a year for this project to be built and we’ll spend about $20 million in local labor costs,” said Circle Power Vice President of Development Christopher Moore.
Moore said there will be no impact on surrounding areas. There will be continued access to Groveland ponds and all DNR roads and recreation sites will continue to be accessible.
“It will generate about $12.4 million in tax revenue in total for all local governments including Dickinson County, Felch, Norway and Sagola Townships and the school districts so that’s Norway, Vulcan, North Dickinson and the Dickinson/Iron ISD,” Matz said.
In fact, the company has created a legal contract in which the towns and schools are guaranteed tax revenue regardless of what the project costs to build.