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 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 15, 2014

Gogebic commissioners urged to support more road funding

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board couldn’t decide whether to support House or Senate transportation legislation on Wednesday, but commissioners agreed there somehow should be an increase in funding for roads. Gogebic County Road Commission... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 11, 2014

Gogebic County Board backs support letter for casino

BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on a 5-1 vote approved a letter of "strong" support Wednesday for plans to develop a convention center-casino at Indianhead Mountain in... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 5, 2014

Lake Superior water level above long-term average

Lake Superior continues to rise, as above average precipitation has returned the level above long-term averages. The lake continued its trend of above-normal water levels in November, although it... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 3, 2014

GIANT nabs 5 in Norrie drug bust

IRONWOOD - A Tuesday morning raid of a residence in Ironwood's Norrie Location led to five people being taken away in handcuffs in a bust involving heroin and other drugs. The Gogebic-Iron Area... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 2, 2014

Brutal November ends on quiet note

IRONWOOD - November will long be remembered as one of the most brutal weather months in Ironwood's history. Statistics from the National Weather Service point out just how severe it turned out to be.... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 28, 2014

Ironwood breaks record for November snowfall

IRONWOOD - Lake Superior continued to blanket the Gogebic Range on Thanksgiving, as the new November snowfall record grew. The 9.6 inches of lake-effect snow that fell through 7 a.m. Thursday brought... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 22, 2014

Range honor band performs at theatre

IRONWOOD - "We hear a lot about what's going wrong in the world. This is about what's going right," guest conductor Pamela Bustos said Friday in welcoming people to a musical honors concert at the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 21, 2014

Hurley girl bags 2 bucks on opener of U.P. hunt

WATERSMEET - Following two severe winters, with a third one in the making, deer of either sex are scarce in the western Upper Peninsula. Some hunters consider it a success if they even see a deer,... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 19, 2014

Ironwood's snowfall sets another single-day record

IRONWOOD - Another 110-year snow record fell Tuesday morning in Ironwood before the sun finally popped out. A total of 15.2 inches of snow was recorded for the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. Tuesday at the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 18, 2014

Lake-effect snow warning remains through noon today

IRONWOOD - A winter advisory warning for lake-effect snow that could total from 12 to 18 inches remained in effect for the Gogebic Range today through noon. Wakefield and Bessemer schools closed... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 15, 2014

Ironwood's four-day total tops 37 inches

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood snow total since Monday climbed to 37.7 inches on Friday. The 7 a.m. Friday 24-hour reading was 7.2 inches at the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Plant off Cloverland Drive.... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 13, 2014

Snowfall here draws widespread interest

HURLEY - There was quite a bit of interest across the country in the Gogebic Range's snowstorm that ended early Wednesday morning, then later rekindled. Up to two feet of snow fell across the Gogebic... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 10, 2014

Ironwood launches local facade program

IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood is launching its own facade improvement program. The city plans to spend $2,500 matching facade improvements to four downtown buildings. The $625 per building will be a one-to-one match from the city, according to... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 10, 2014

Saxon man loses truck in ravine while avoiding deer

CEDAR,Wis. - A 74-year-old Saxon man lost control of his vehicle on Friday at 4:39 p.m., and the vehicle ended up at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine off of Harbor Drive near Frontier Bar and Campground in Cedar, near Gurney, according to an Iron... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 8, 2014

HIT Idol show tonight features 2011 finalist

IRONWOOD - Naima Adedapo, a top 11 "American Idol" finalist, arrived in Ironwood Friday for a brief performance that night and a longer one today at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Forty-five area... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 5, 2014

Ironwood voters approve street millage

IRONWOOD — Ironwood voters on Tuesday approved a special 10-year millage to resurface about 10 miles of streets next year. The vote was 832 to 651, or 56 to 44 percent, to levy 2 mills for general obligation tax bonds to be repaid over a 10-year... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 4, 2014

State commits $10,000 to Ironwood's art park

IRONWOOD -The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has pledged $10,000 as the state's match for a downtown Ironwood art park. The art park will be on Aurora Street, between Mattson's TV and... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 1, 2014

Massive Gogebic County culvert replacement project under way

LITTLE GIRL'S POINT - Lake Road near Upper Powers Road is closed to traffic as the Maki Creek culvert replacement project has begun. It is the last of 10 culvert replacement projects throughout the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    October 30, 2014

Ironwood switches insurance companies

IRONWOOD — A switch in health care providers shouldn’t result in much change as far as city employee contributions are concerned, the Ironwood City Commission learned Monday. City finance director Paul Linn said Blue Cross-Blue Shield, the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    October 18, 2014

Grease fire quickly spreads through Freddie's in Hurley

HURLEY - For the second time in less than a year, a Hurley nightspot was struck by a major fire on Friday evening. A grease fire started at Freddie's Old-Time Saloon on Silver Street, causing heavy sm... Full story

 By RALPH ANSAMI    News    October 16, 2014

Hurley council must decide how to spend $600,000 grant

HURLEY - The Hurley City Council finds itself in the enviable position of having a $600,000 grant to spend. At its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, the council discussed the money with Jeff... Full story

 By RALPH ANSAMI    News    October 15, 2014

Two Ironwood buildings saved from wrecking ball

IRONWOOD - Two structures that faced demolition in the city of Ironwood may be saved. The Ironwood City Commission on Monday granted Garron Stenstrom another 35-day extension to work on structures... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    October 13, 2014

Book sale benefits library

IRONWOOD - Friends of the Library proved Saturday that despite increased Internet use, reading books is as popular as ever. Good numbers of readers turned out for a used book sale in the auditorium... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    October 9, 2014

Ironwood in line for second coldest year dating to 1901

After experiencing the coldest year on record in 2014, Ironwood residents are now in line for the second most frigid 12-month period since 1901. That's the word from Kevin Crupi, of the National Weath... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    October 3, 2014

Bicycling Bodewes family completes another adventure

HAZELHURST, Wis. - Family vacations for the Joe and Molly Bodewes family of Hazelhurst, Wis., are never boring. In 2011, the family paddled 1,600 miles around Lake Superior in 72 days, finishing at... Full story


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