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 By Ralph Ansami    News    September 1, 2015

Marenisco acquires dam from MDNR

MARENISCO - Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh recently approved the sale of six acres at the Presque Isle River Dam flooding area to Marenisco Township. The dam is south...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 27, 2015

Curbside recycling begins next month

IRONWOOD - Eagle Waste's new recycling service for Ironwood customers begins next month. Jim Whittinghill, of the Eagle River, Wis., company, on Wednesday morning said people who now receive curbside...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 26, 2015

15 mph speed limit proposed for Miners Park ATV trail

IRONWOOD — A representative of the local Western U.P. Snow Shakers assured the Ironwood City Commission Monday that if an all-terrain vehicle trail is opened in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park, it will not be a “scramble area.” Rob...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 17, 2015

Snowmobile drag races raise funds to fight cancer

SAXON, Wis. - It was about 100 degrees hotter than typical snowmobiling weather, but that didn't stop drag racing Saturday at the Iron County Fairgrounds in Saxon. Around $1,600 was raised for breast...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 12, 2015

Ironwood demolition projects to be completed by October

IRONWOOD — The 10 structures approved for demolition Monday by the Ironwood City Commission will be torn down within 60 days. Commissioners approved nearly $150,000 in demolition projects, to be covered by a $675,000 state grant received by the...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 7, 2015

Planning commission approves permits for Xcel Energy's move

IRONWOOD - A site plan and conditional use permit for Xcel Energy's move into Ironwood's industrial park were approved Thursday by the planning commission. Russ Kiviniemi, a professional engineer...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 31, 2015

US 2 accident pins vehicle under loaded logging truck

IRON RIVER, Wis. — A logging truck driven by a Hurley man was involved in a 1:36 p.m. Thursday accident that is under investigation by the Iron River Police Department. Police said a 2003 Toyota Tundra was westbound on U.S. 2, near Iron River,...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 30, 2015

Cooler weather arrives; fire danger heightens

A soggy summer across the Gogebic Range has turned into days of sunshine. After several days of oppressive heat, lower temperatures, into the high 70s, are predicted through Sunday, with no rain. That spells ideal weather for this weekend’s Iron...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 29, 2015

Iron County Fair to feature 1900s horse-drawn hay baler

SAXON, Wis. - Saxon farmer Kenny Clement said Iron County Fair-goers will be treated to some new tractor-related events during this weekend's three-day celebration. Clement said an early 1900s...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 29, 2015

Ironwood City Commission asked to fund viewing deck on Mt. Zion

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission took no action Monday on a request to fund construction of a viewing deck on Mt. Zion. The city’s parks and recreation committee had supported city funding for the deck, according to Community Development D...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 18, 2015

Art Park dedicated at Festival Ironwood

IRONWOOD — Many of the 118 people who donated to Ironwood's new Art Park attended the Friday afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Aurora Street. Jen Tucker, a community assistance specialist with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation,...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 16, 2015

Hurley council takes action allowing beauty salon to open

HURLEY — The Hurley City Council agreed to add one-chair beauty salons to its conditional use ordinance on Tuesday. Mayor Joe Pinardi said a woman on Maple Street plans on opening a one-chair salon in her house, but the ordinance didn’t cover...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 14, 2015

Soggy June in Ironwood produced few warm days

IRONWOOD — The National Weather Service office in Marquette has logged some soggy statistics about June in Ironwood. The 5.4 inches of rain for the month was 150 percent above normal, according to Kevin Crupi, of the Marquette NWS office. It was a...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 13, 2015

Blight, payments on commission agenda

IRONWOOD — Some blight issues and major payments will be considered by the Ironwood City Commission this evening. The meeting will begin at 5:20 p.m. with a public hearing on a blight violation at 225 Frenchtown Road. During the regular agenda,...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 11, 2015

Turn of last century postcard finds its way back to Ironwood

IRONWOOD - Ironwood Mayor Kim Corcoran doesn't know Lowell Joerg, a retired insurance salesman from California. It seems he knows a little bit about Ironwood, however. Corcoran was opening her city...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 9, 2015

Kimball resident denies involvement in blast

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - A elderly Kimball, Wis., man Wednesday described how his house was raided Monday by federal and county law enforcement officers in a continuing i...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 9, 2015

Brecke charged in heroin death

BESSEMER — A 32-year-old Ironwood man has been arraigned in Gogebic County District Court on a charge of delivery of heroin, causing death. Martin Henry Brecke, of 114 Flink St., appeared in court in Bessemer, charged in the death of Patrick...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 8, 2015

Man jailed in heroin death

IRONWOOD — A suspect is incarcerated in the Gogebic County Jail at Bessemer for delivery of heroin, causing death, in Ironwood. According to Ironwood Public Safety Department Director Andrew DiGiorgio, a 911 call was received around 1:55 a.m....

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 6, 2015

Fire, explosions at asphalt plant in Kimball probed

KIMBALL, Wis. - An early Saturday fire that caused a series of explosions at a blacktop company's quarry in Kimball is under investigation by the Iron County Sheriff's Department. The state fire...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 2, 2015

Aspirus Grand View plans $16 million clinic project

IRONWOOD - Aspirus Grand View Hospital on Wednesday announced plans for a $16 million, 43,600-square-foot family medicine, cancer and specialty care clinic. Hospital spokesman David Sim said the...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 1, 2015

Man receives jail time for running over friend twice

HURLEY - A 58-year-old former Manitowish Waters, Wis., resident was sentenced to 90 days in the Iron County Jail Tuesday for running over a companion with his vehicle. James Heller, 58, of Duluth,...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 1, 2015

Warm weather predicted for Fourth of July across region

IRONWOOD — Monday afternoon’s severe thunderstorms throughout the Gogebic Range caused sporadic power outages, a few downed trees and heavy downpours. Streets that are under construction in Ironwood flooded around mid-afternoon as the sky turned...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 30, 2015

2 Ironwood men face coyote torture charges

BESSEMER — Two Ironwood men will be arraigned in Gogebic County Circuit Court on July 7 on charges relating to the alleged torture of a coyote. Jason Charles Roberts, 34, and Dale Scott Allen, 45, were bound over to circuit court for trial by 98th...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 15, 2015

One-eyed hawk star of Mercer Lupine Junefest

MERCER, Wis. - Mercer's annual Lupine Junefest went to the birds on Saturday. It was the ninth celebration of the colorful lupine plants, but first year of the bird festival at the Loon Capital of...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 13, 2015

Michigan court system videoconferencing cuts costs, adds safety factor

BESSEMER — When two people suspected of dealing heroin in an Ironwood motel were arraigned in court this week, it was accomplished by videoconferencing, even though the Gogebic County Jail is only a short walk from the county courthouse in...

 

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