<!–//<![CDATA[ if( $(window).width() < 768 ){ var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://timberjayads.creativecirclemedia.com/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://timberjayads.creativecirclemedia.com/www/delivery/ajs.php'); var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999); if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ','; document.write (""); } //]]>–> LAKE VERMILION— St. Louis County officials plan to backfill a previously-undocumented iron ore mining operation located on Pine Island on Lake Vermilion, in order to reduce the potential risks to … LAKE VERMILION— St. Louis County officials plan to backfill a previously-undocumented iron ore mining operation located on Pine Island on Lake Vermilion, in order to reduce the potential risks to the public. The former operation, which geologists believe dates back to the 1890s, is located on county tax-forfeit property about 300 feet from the island’s north shore, not far from Canfield Portage. The adjacent landowner, Wayne Dahl, had alerted St. Louis County land officials last year about what he thought at the time were merely exploration pits. But after a site vis...