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 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 23, 2014 

No insurance means no jobs for school district bidders

HURLEY -The Hurley School Board's strict policy requiring proof of insurance with bids came to light again Monday. As the board considered bids for refinishing the gymnasium floor, three of four bids... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 23, 2014 

Hurley cops national Green Ribbon award

HURLEY - The Hurley School District was officially recognized Tuesday as a national Green Ribbon award winner for environmental stewardship. It was the welcome news administrators and teachers had... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 12, 2014

Study refutes global warming claims after severe winter weather strikes

The term global warming wasn't used much over the winter on the Gogebic Range. With a 110-year record set for the coldest December through February period in Ironwood, as revealed by the National... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 5, 2014

April snow showers bring May drifts

IRONWOOD - The early spring storm that blasted the Gogebic Range with more than a foot of snow beginning Thursday evening lingered on into early this morning. Ironwood received 9.5 inches for the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 29, 2014

Weekend looks good here, but watch out for Monday

First, the good news: There's no chance of snow or rain today or Sunday in Ironwood and the high will reach 46 degrees. Then, the bad news: There's a 90 percent chance of precipitation on Monday and... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 24, 2014

Dogs get a break from prison training program

IRONWOOD - Kratos and Oceta took a furlough from their prison training program Saturday to attend the Spring Home, Yard and Sport Show at the Patrick O'Donnell Civic Center. The dogs are two of many... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 15, 2014

Index shows winter reaches severe level for deer, turkeys

It's no secret that northern Wisconsin's winter has reached the "very severe" stage, as reflected in Department of Natural Resources readings. The Winter Severity Index reading at Upson stood at 107... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 11, 2014

Monday melt-down cuts area snow cover

Temperatures in the 50s and sunshine across the Gogebic Range on Monday carved a substantial chunk out of winter's snow accumulation. Ironwood posted a 55-degree reading by 3 p.m. The high for... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 22, 2014

Winter storm blankets Range

IRONWOOD - Storm Seneca packed a wallop on the Gogebic Range that was still being felt Friday evening, as blowing and drifting snow continued to make driving hazardous. The Gogebic Range was hit with... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 19, 2014

Ironwood's not alone with frozen water pipes

Numerous communities across the Upper Peninsula, including Ironwood, have issued water let-run notices to prevent homeowners' pipes from freezing. With frost already more than 7 feet deep across the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 15, 2014

Oman's Creek pier project on radar of DNR

BESSEMER - After more than 40 years of seeking a solution to keeping the Oman's Creek boat landing from frequently washing shut, it appears some action is on the horizon. It might not be the near... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 13, 2014

Iced-up Lake Superior draws thousands of winter tourists

Pile it up and they will come. In a brutally cold winter, Lake Superior's ice formations continue to attract thousands of tourists and local residents, from Bayfield to Little Girl's Point. An... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 6, 2014

Birch Hill accident investigated

ASHLAND, Wis. - A pickup truck was demolished in a Wednesday afternoon accident on U.S. 2, near the top of Birch Hill, in the Odanah area. A semi tractor and trailer registered to the Redline... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 6, 2014

Laabs appointed to county board

BESSEMER - Former Ironwood City Commissioner Tom Laabs was appointed to the District 2 seat on the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Wednesday. Acting at a special meeting, the board voted 5-1... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad and Ralph Ansami    News    February 4, 2014

US 2 water break tackled

IRONWOOD - City of Ironwood public works employees on Monday were repairing a water line break near the Gogebic County Fairgrounds that was discovered over the weekend. Ironwood Public Safety Departme... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 30, 2014

MDNR releases more details of Porkies rescue of snowmobilers

SILVER CITY - More details have been released concerning the dramatic Monday afternoon rescue of two snowmobilers in blizzard conditions near the Porcupine Mountains. Michigan State Police earlier... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 29, 2014

Airport board hopes for air service bids

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board is in a wait-and-see mode regarding the future of air service for Ironwood. Great Lakes Airlines announced Monday it is suspending service at... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 28, 2014

Latest cold snap to end Wednesday

In what has turned into one of the most brutal area winters in modern history, the Gogebic Range on Monday shared in the bone-chilling cold that hit much of the Midwest. Area schools canceled classes... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 25, 2014

Walker: Fuel shortages real issue during brutal winter

HURLEY - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he's working on making sure propane heating fuel gets to state residents. Walker said at a press conference in Hurley that he has been in contact... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 24, 2014

Walker touts mining in Hurley appearance

HURLEY - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker received numerous rounds of applause in a speech at Hurley Thursday, but the crowd didn't break into a standing ovation until he said he believes mining in Iron... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 23, 2014

Gogebic County Board signs MSU Extension agreement

BESSEMER - After hearing overwhelming support to continue the Michigan State University-Extension program, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Wednesday agreed to sign the annual agreement with... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 21, 2014

Wind chill advisories return to Ironwood area

The Martin Luther King holiday brought a return of cold weather to the Gogebic Range Monday after a warm winter weekend. Temperatures returned to around the zero mark and today's high was forecast at... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 17, 2014

MDNR officials hear complaints about dwindling deer numbers

IRONWOOD - Area hunters fear the worst may be yet to come regarding deer numbers in the western Upper Peninsula. Hunters voiced concerns about lack of deer to the Department of Natural Resources at a... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 16, 2014

Milwaukee woman guilty of child sex trafficking

HURLEY - A Milwaukee woman faces a possible prison sentence of 46 years after being convicted Wednesday by an Iron County jury of being a party to trafficking a child for commercial sex acts and... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 11, 2014

Bald Mountain exploration disclosed at public hearing

IRONWOOD — Without much fanfare, the company that plans on purchasing the former White Pine mine drilled for ore samples north of Ironwood over the summer. Ross Grunwald, vice-president of exploration for the Highland Copper Company Inc., told an a... Full story


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