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Over the past two years, the possibility of iron ore mining in the Penokee Range has spotlighted these hills and inspired many expressions of concern around issues of the watershed, the economy and the lifestyle and values of the people in northern Wisconsin. The following is a recording of a live broadcast from StageNorth in Washburn of a public reading held on Thursday, March 14, about the Penokee Hills. The reading included nonfiction and fiction stories, as well as poetry, from local writers. Stories and poetry are still being collected for an anthology of stories about the Penokee Range. Also, select stories are being printed as part of an occasional series appearing in the Ashland Daily Press, as well as appearing on the Wisconsin Life website and online publications honestdog.net and littlebigbay.com. Penokees Read will be rebroadcast at a date yet to be announced on Wisconsin Public Radio stations and 97.7 WRNC. For more information, contact Danielle Kaeding at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ros Nelson at email@example.com.