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 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 16, 2015

Gogebic County resolution backs state wolf control

BESSEMER — A resolution in support of the state of Michigan controlling the wolf population in the Upper Peninsula was approved by the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. Denny Ellos, secretary of the Western U.P. Citizens on Wolf... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 15, 2015

Winter exited mildly in April in Ironwood

After a raucous start to winter 2014-’15, April in Ironwood bowed out rather mildly. In fact, the average temperature of 39.8 degrees was just above the 110-year average of 39.3 and the 13 inches of snow was just 1.6 inches more than normal. April... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 14, 2015

Gogebic County 911 surcharge increased by 30 cents per month

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday to increase a special 9-1-1 monthly surcharge by 30 cents per telephone or mobile device. The present charge is $1 per phone or device, but county voters authorized charging up... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 13, 2015

Downtown activities planned around 'Grease' HIT sing-along

IRONWOOD — Downtown Ironwood will revert to the 1950s for a day on Saturday, June 20. Aurora Street will be closed from 2 to 10 p.m. between Lowell and Suffolk for a Historic Ironwood Theatre “Grease” sing-along retro celebration that will... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 9, 2015

GCC graduates urged to 'Go bold'

IRONWOOD - Graduates were encouraged to "Go Bold" at Gogebic Community College's 81st commencement exercises on Friday evening. The "Go" theme stands for both Gogebic and setting forth in the... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 8, 2015

MDOT highway projects in U.P. getting under way

Highway projects are gearing up in the Upper Peninsula with the warmer weather. The Michigan Department of Transportation said a mammoth three-part M-28 resurfacing project, including from near Wakefield to Bergland, will begin on Monday and run... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 7, 2015

Iron County tourism spending stagnant

Iron County lagged behind other northern Wisconsin counties in 2014 in attracting tourism, according to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. State officials said tourism spending of $18.9 million in Iron County in 2013 increased to $19 million in... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 4, 2015

Warm weather ushers in kids' fishing season opener

UPSON, Wis. - Everett Lotzer, 2, of Iron Belt, prepared for Saturday morning's fishing season opener with plenty of practice. His mother, Denise Lotzer, watched as her son and his brother, Marshall,... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 30, 2015

Proposal 1 benefits, costs outlined by road director

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a series on Proposal 1, which will appear on Michigan’s spring ballot Tuesday. ——— Voters across Michigan will decide Tuesday whether to approve a ballot proposal that could pump an additional $1.2 b... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 29, 2015

City commissioners learn Art Park bids come in high

IRONWOOD — City Manager Scott Erickson on Monday updated the city commission on numerous upcoming projects and clean-up days. Erickson said bids for the Art Park on Aurora Street came in high and options are under review by city staff. The Art... Full story

 
 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

 

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