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Sweet Grass Hills park proposal gets some support

CHESTER - A proposal by a mining company to turn its mining interests in the Sweet Grass Hills into a park met with interest - some of it lukewarm - at a meeting Tuesday in Chester.

The Mount Royal Joint Venture, based in Minnesota, has proposed that the federal government provide money to the state to buy its mining interests and create a state park, preventing mining in the area. People at the meeting, held by the Liberty County Commission, generally supported creating the park but wanted more information.

The commissioners said they would schedule another meeting to let the people of Lib...


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