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When is a ‘conflict’ not a conflict?

Mark Radcliffe is an attorney who represents High Country Sand, a Minnesota-based mining company, in a lawsuit filed Jan. 3 against Eau Claire County. He’s also a Democratic member of the state Assembly, which may soon take up a bill to revamp Wisconsin’s rules for metallic mining. He sees no reason not to vote, because it deals with a different kind of mining.