February 11. 2013 7:00AM - Last modified: February 11. 2013 7:11AM

ASHLAND - Mining listening session attracts big crowd

Several hundred area residents crowded into the Ashland AmericInn Saturday for a legislative listening session about a trio of proposed mining bills.

The session was organized by State Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and included State Rep. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, some seven other state senators and two other Assembly members.

Despite the turnout of state legislators, the event did not carry the significance of an official legislative hearing, but Jauch insisted that the session was still important.

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