Hearing on mine permits is tonight

STEPHENSON — Officials from the  Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will host a public hearing at Stephenson High School from 6 to 10 tonight as a way to continue hearing from the community about the Back Forty Project.

The MDEQ on Sept. 2 announced plans to issue draft permits that will allow the project to move forward. Residents who support the project and want to see it move forward are encouraged to attend the hearing.