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Foxconn homeowners forced to move react to recent headlines on the project

Posted: 9:55 PM, Jan 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 04:17:13Z
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Homeowners forced to move because of the Foxconn project are reacting to the headlines of potential change of the project.

Dan Braun owned the Pine Family Farm and after settling with the Village of Mt. Pleasant moved to north central Wisconsin this summer.

"I follow along more as a spectator than being a participant in it now," said Braun.

Braun found new farm land to continue his trade, and also land for a barn on his Racine County property that was more than 160 years old.

Braun had the barn taken down piece by piece and moved to his new property. He believes the profound effect the Foxconn project has had on his life is also being felt by others.

"You can’t turn back now, what they’ve done to that area so far now it’s not like just saying oops... just throwing your hands up and let’s go back to the way it was. It’s way too late for that," said Braun.

The homeowner advocacy group "A Better Mt. Pleasant" says there are four property owners still in a legal battle over eminent domain. The property represents about 400 acres that once sold, will be turned over to the village.