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 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 18, 2015

Xcel Energy offers hotline for reporting power outages

Spring thunderstorms have already arrived on the Gogebic Range and Xcel Energy officials said it’s time to prepare for possible severe weather. “We’ve already experienced some strong winds and the first heavy thunderstorms of the year are... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 17, 2015

City commissioners adopt sick leave donation policy

IRONWOOD — A policy in which a city of Ironwood employee can donate sick leave time to a fellow worker was approved by the city commission on Monday. City treasurer Paul Linn said the city had nothing in writing on sharing sick leave and he researc... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 17, 2015

Ironwood clean-up days planned

IRONWOOD — City officials are preparing for the annual spring clean-up days. On Saturday, May 2, it will be “Make a Difference Day” in Ironwood, with volunteers and city employees gathering at 8 a.m. at the Depot to fan out across the city to... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 16, 2015

Warm winds increase fire danger on Range

Officials warn that until spring green-up occurs, fire danger will remain high across northern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula. On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources...

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 16, 2015

Hurley US 51 resurfacing project delayed to 2021

HURLEY — The rush to get an infrastructure grant application in by May ended when the city of Hurley learned the U.S. 51 resurfacing project has been moved back to 2021. The Second Avenue project had been originally been planned by the Wisconsin...

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 14, 2015

4 honored for saving life

IRONWOOD - Four people who helped rescue an elderly Ironwood man from a burning vehicle last month were honored by the Ironwood City Commission on Monday. Leonard Korpi, 84, of 420 Douglas... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 11, 2015

MDOT outlines plans for Cloverland Drive project

IRONWOOD — The Michigan Department of Transportation said Friday one lane of U.S. 2 will remain open during the summer’s reconstruction project from Curry Street to Roosevelt Street. That’s the same arrangement as was used for the first half... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 10, 2015

Kenny's Studio demolition rebid comes in much lower

IRONWOOD - It appears that the city of Ironwood's strategy of seeking new bids for the demolition of the former Kenny's Studio building next to the Carnegie Library has paid off. Last year, the city... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 9, 2015

Courthouse annex bid approved

BESSEMER — A bid for a new roof on the annex to the courthouse was approved by the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. An $88,682 bid from Quality Roofing, of Marshfield, Wis., was approved, as recommended by the county board’s... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 4, 2015

Ironwood City Commission backs road funding proposal

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission went on record this week supporting the May 5 Michigan ballot proposal that would increase the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent to fund transportation improvements. Mayor Kim Corcoran said Proposal 1... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 3, 2015

Ironwood to amend blight ordinance

IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood’s fight against blight has been expanded to include businesses. In reviewing the city’s code of ordinances pertaining to blight, it was discovered nothing was included regarding commercial operations. The city... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 3, 2015

Strong winds topple radio transmitter tower

The return of warm weather to the Gogebic Range on Wednesday was accompanied by lightning, rain and wind damage. Trees were knocked down across Range roadways and the 300-foot transmitter tower that... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 2, 2015

$50,000 pledged locally for Gateway Trail project

HURLEY — Will Andresen had some good news for the Ironwood City Commission on Monday evening. The Community Resource Development Educator with the Iron County University of Wisconsin-Extension office said $50,000 has been raised for the Western Gat... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 2, 2015

Dance company joins anti-bullying campaign

IRONWOOD — The city commission on Monday proclaimed April 24-May 3 National Dance Week in the city of Ironwood. The proclamation suggested by Mayor Kim Corcoran was approved after Joan Movrich addressed the commission about the Ironwood Dance... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 30, 2015

Jumpers raise funds for Regional Hospice

WAKEFIELD - They plunged for the health of it into Sunday Lake on Saturday afternoon and to remember loved ones through Regional Hospice. The ninth annual Polar Plunge went off under sunshine and... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 26, 2015

Gogebic County Board approves four-year contract for Novascone

BESSEMER — Tom Novascone’s job as equalization director for Gogebic County was extended by four years Wednesday. The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved a new four-year contract for Novascone. Novascone will be paid $42,000 annually... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 20, 2015

Spring comes in cold

Snowflakes fell Thursday across the Gogebic Range, the day before the official arrival of spring. Better days lie ahead, however. The national Climate Prediction Center forecasts a greater than... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 11, 2015

City prepared with flooding checklist

IRONWOOD - Ironwood City Manager Scott Erickson said the city has developed a checklist to be used in the event of flooding. With temperatures in the 50s forecast for the next week, city commissioners had questions Monday about the potential for flo... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 10, 2015

Commission awards lawn care bid to Harma

IRONWOOD — A three year-contract for mowing and trimming at the Riverside Cemetery and city parks was awarded Monday by the city commission to Harma’s Lawn and Property Service, of Hurley. The commission agreed to pay Paul Harma $65,520 for the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 27, 2015

Lake Superior Ice Caves may open Saturday

BAYFIELD, Wis. - Ice has formed with enough thickness along the Apostle Islands Ice Caves to allow viewing along the mainland unit of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.  If conditions remain the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

U.P. health department regionalization talks end

By RALPH ANSAMI BESSEMER — The Michigan Department of Community Health won't proceed with Upper Peninsula regionalization health depa... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

County board seeks bids on new roof for annex

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday agreed to call for bids on a new roof on the annex to the courthouse. The building and grounds committee recommended seeking bids. The bid opening will be on March 23, according to... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

Head lice cases tackled at Hurley K-12 school

By RALPH ANSAMI HURLEY — There have been eight cases of head lice in the past few weeks in the Hurley School District. Zona Wick, of the Iron County Health Department, said precautions are being taken to hold down the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 23, 2015

Lions' fishing fund-raiser draws crowd at Mercer's Carow Park

MERCER, Wis. - Ten degrees. Some welcome splashes of sunshine. Plenty of food and beverages. All systems were go for the Mercer Lions annual Ice Fishing Jamboree Saturday on Grand Portage Lake, conducted from the Carow Park pavilion on County J. Max... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 19, 2015

House burns to ground in Saxon

SAXON, Wis. - The Iron County Sheriff's Department was investigating a Wednesday morning fire that destroyed the former Jack Steinmetz residence on Carlson Road in Saxon. A deputy said the fire was... Full story


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