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 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 5, 2017

Winners chosen early as fair opens Friday

SAXON, Wis. - The poultry and rabbits were active with a cool north breeze drifting through their weekend home at the Iron County Fair in Saxon on Friday. Two geese were cackling in their cage, greeti...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 11, 2017

Koski remembered one year after flood

MONTREAL, Wis. - One year after 12 inches of rain in four hours destroyed Saxon Harbor, the Montreal man who lost his life in the storm is being remembered. City of Montreal Mayor Todd Haeger on...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 8, 2017

Ironwood begins First Friday effort

IRONWOOD - Threatening skies cleared in time for Ironwood's initial First Friday downtown promotional effort. After Friday afternoon events at Deport Park, people headed downtown for the evening...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 6, 2017

Galaxies in running for Michigan Rock Hall

IRONWOOD - Ironwood's Galaxies may be entering Michigan's Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame. The four-man group that performed in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when rock was young, is in the running for...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 14, 2017

NMU representatives explain UP broadband expansion plans

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - Two weeks ago, Northern Michigan University in Marquette announced it had received a $6.5 million grant to provide educational broadband services...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 13, 2017

Sentencing moved back in Iron murder-arson case

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — The Donald Rick sentencing hearing in the Bear Trap murder-arson case has been changed from today to June 1 at 10 a.m. Rick, 45, of Saxon, admitted to murdering Lisa Waldros of Kimball in the...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 12, 2017

Ironwood street projects ahead

IRONWOOD - Ironwood City Manager Scott Erickson told the city commission Monday at least two road projects are on the horizon. Van Buskirk Road will be seal-coated. The project is expected to begin...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 12, 2017

Man jailed for bail jumping

HURLEY — A $2,500 bond was set Monday in Iron County Court for an Ironwood man who faces a felony bail jumping charge in connection with numerous other cases. LeRoy Hamm, 34, appeared before Judge Patrick Madden, who ordered a blood draw for...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 11, 2017

Ironwood woman sentenced to jail in credit union theft

HURLEY — A 48-year-old Ironwood woman was sentenced Monday afternoon in Iron County Court to a year in jail and three years probation for a single count of identity theft. Wendy Wuorinen had originally been charged with 26 counts of theft for...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 1, 2017

Sentencing delayed in Iron DHS theft case

HURLEY — A planned plea and sentencing hearing scheduled for Friday morning for a 52-year-old Hurley woman who is charged with five counts of theft from a business setting was postponed in Iron County Court. Joseph Rafferty, the attorney for Mary...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 9, 2017

Winds cause widespread damage

Gusty west winds that continued on Wednesday morning combined with snow on the Gogebic Range to create some hazardous driving conditions and power outages. Trees and branches fell across many...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 9, 2017

Noren to retire in September; board considers replacement

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Wednesday tabled a proposal to move a sheriff’s department deputy into a part-time data processing position for a three-month period to prepare for the retirement of Brad Noren. The proposal...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 3, 2017

Planning commissioners advance five-year city plan

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Planning Commission Thursday approved a five-year Capital Improvement Plan for the city. The plan will go before the five-member city commission for final approval. The CIP is part of the city’s comprehensive plan and is...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 21, 2017

Thaw breaks record high reading here

IRONWOOD — After narrowly missing a record high the day before, a new daily high temperature was set for Ironwood on Friday. For the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. on Friday, the high was a balmy 50 degrees, which broke the old mark of 48 set in 1981....

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 14, 2017

County board approves UP panel appointments

BESSEMER — Three appointments to Upper Peninsula agencies were approved at Wednesday’s reorganizational meeting of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners. Joe Bonovetz, of Bessemer, who stepped down as chairman of the county board earlier in...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 7, 2017

Jack Frost parade moves to Saturday

IRONWOOD — Ironwood Chamber of Commerce Director Michael Meyer told the city’s Economic Development Corporation Wednesday why the December Jack Frost parade has been shifted from Friday to Saturday. Meyer said the primary reason for the change...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 3, 2016

Colorful floats mark annual Jack Frost parade

IRONWOOD - A couple inches of snow on Thursday night added sparkle to Friday's Jack Festival Parade in downtown Ironwood. The patriotic theme of the parade brought out vibrant reds, whites and blues...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 12, 2016

Iron canvass supports Tingstad's DA victory

HURLEY — A Friday canvass of the Iron County, Wis., election turned up five fewer votes for District Attorney winner Matt Tingstad, but he’s still in line to take office on Jan. 1. The canvass vote count at the courthouse was 1,704 for Tingstad,...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    October 15, 2016

Revitalized snowmobile trail club seeking more members

BESSEMER — The Gogebic Range Trail Authority is seeking new members to assist with trail work and to fill in as snowmobile trail groomers, according to the president of the organization. Steve Hamilton, of Wakefield, said Friday the club is no...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    September 3, 2016

WDNR issues permit for Enbridge pipeline

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural issued a permit for wetland and waterway crossings required for Enbridge to replace a 14-mile segment of pipeline, called Line 3, in Douglas County. Line 3 extends from Alberta, Canada, through...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 31, 2016

Street work celebrated at Norrie Park ceremony

IRONWOOD - Mayor Annette Burchell on Tuesday thanked the voters of the city of Ironwood for approving the millage that led to streets throughout the city being resurfaced. Although the mayor was speak...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 26, 2016

Bidding process under way for Point storm repair work

BESSEMER — Bids will be received by the end of next week for some of the numerous projects necessary to repair the Little Girl’s Point area following the July 11-12 storm. Gogebic County Road Commission Manager-Engineer Darren Pionk spoke to...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 17, 2016

IPSD officers apprehend man who sets Norrie house on fire

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Public Safety Department responded to a 1:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon fire in a house that followed a domestic disturbance. IPSD Director Andrew DiGiorgio, at the scene around 2...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 15, 2016

Recovery efforts continue in Gogebic County

BESSEMER — A special meeting of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners has been set for Tuesday around 5 p.m. The board will meet at the courthouse after a 4:30 p.m. personnel and negotiations committee meeting. On the agenda for the special ses...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 10, 2016

Hurley woman charged Tuesday with DHS thefts

HURLEY — A 52-year-old Hurley woman who worked for the Iron County Department of Human Services has been charged with five counts of theft from a business setting. A criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Iron County Court against Mary Peterson...

 

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