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 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 29, 2015

Michigan committee hears testimony on wolf legislation

IRONWOOD - Many Upper Peninsula residents aren't hunting anymore because they fear their dogs will be killed by wolves, state Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, said Wednesday. Casperson presided at a... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 27, 2015

Myhre sentenced for sexually assaulting child

HURLEY - A 30-year-old Juneau, Wis., man received an eight-year prison sentence Monday in Iron County Court for sexually assaulting a young child on several occasions. Brett Myhre was sentenced by... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 23, 2015

2014 coldest year for many UP communities

MARQUETTE - While headlines over the past two weeks point out 2014 was the warmest year on record in terms of global temperatures, Upper Peninsula communities posted some of their coldest readings in... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 22, 2015

Kloth sentenced to Iron jail in mining protest

HURLEY - A Weston, Wis., woman was sentenced to nine months in jail and seven years of probation Wednesday on two charges that resulted from a heated 2013 confrontation at a proposed iron mine site... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 19, 2015

Anglers enjoy free fishing over weekend in Wisconsin

Thousands of anglers took advantage of Wisconsin's third annual winter free fishing weekend Saturday and Sunday. Ice shacks and snowmobiles dotted the Gile Flowage on Saturday morning, where... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 17, 2015

Gas slips under $2 a gallon

Remember those predictions a few years back that the price of gas might reach $5 to $6 a gallon in the United States by 2015? Those predictions are proving to be hollow as a gallon was selling for... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 8, 2015

Blowing snow causes hazards, forces Range school closings

Blowing snow, combined with wind chill readings of 40 below, closed Gogebic Range schools for the second time this week on Wednesday. Visibility was poor and traffic was light on Wednesday morning.... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 7, 2015

Lake effect snow advisory issued

IRONWOOD — A lake-effect snow advisory extended to noon today for the Ironwood area, according to the National Weather Service. From 2 to 7 inches of snow was possible, with the winds changing from the south to the north Tuesday night and into... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 6, 2015

Area braced by frigid temperatures

Wind chill readings that dipped to minus 40 degrees and lower canceled school across the Gogebic Range Monday and wiped out Sunday's Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus races. The official low for Ironwood... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 31, 2014

Coldest winter on record marks top story of 2014

IRONWOOD - The Deep Freeze of last winter will continue to affect Gogebic Range communities for years to come. The coldest winter on record in Ironwood drove the frost deep and ruptured pipes and... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 30, 2014

Colder weather helps firm snowmobile trails

IRONWOOD — Near zero temperatures that arrived on Monday on the Gogebic Range are helping firm snowmobile trails, according to area groomers. The wet spots under the snow are beginning to freeze, setting a solid base for grooming the trails. The... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 30, 2014

Ironwood construction won't slow down in '15

IRONWOOD — While 2014 marked an extremely busy year in Ironwood, city manager Scott Erickson said it will pale in comparison to 2015. Recently, Erickson quickly ticked off to the city commission a list of some of the 24 projects ahead for next... Full story

 
 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

 

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