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Big Powderhorn rings in new year

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Even though the cold temperatures kept most people from staying outside too long, it failed to dampen the mood at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort Sunday as the ski hill hosted its... Full story


Embezzlement charges selected top story of 2017

Editor’s note: The Daily Globe is counting down the top five local stories of 2017. Ironwood Township’s financial irregularities and the criminal charges against former township treasurer Jyl Olson-DeRosso was selected as the biggest story of... Full story


DOVE receives Christmas donations

IRONWOOD - Representatives from Villa Maria Heath and Rehabilitation Center visited DOVE Inc. Thursday morning to drop off collected donations to the domestic violence shelter. "The donations are an... Full story


Bessemer death identified as Minnesota woman

BESSEMER — On Wednesday the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department released the identify of a woman who was found dead in Bessemer last week. Quinn Erin Archer, 31, of Detroit Lakes, was found Dec. 11 in a house on the 1600 block of South Hadley... Full story


Iron County joins statewide legal effort against opioid makers

HURLEY — Iron County is joining other Wisconsin counties in filing lawsuits against the manufactures of opioid medications, after the Iron County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to that effect Tuesday. The lawsuit is part of the... Full story


Families flock to LLW for gingerbread building event

IRONWOOD - The line was out the cafeteria door Saturday at Luther L. Wright K-12 School Saturday for the annual gingerbread house building workshop, and the rush didn't really slow down until the...


Iron County board to vote on budget, tax increase

HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the county’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year Tuesday, which — unless the board changes the figures — will include a millage increase. The expected rate will be .0056 mill,...


Morning fire destroys Ironwood house

IRONWOOD - A fire early Friday morning has left an Ironwood house a total loss. The Ironwood Public Safety Department responded to a 1:50 a.m. report of a structure fire at 321 Alfred Wright Blvd....


Motion hearing set for Aging Unit lawsuit

HURLEY - Lawyers representing the Aging Unit of Iron County and its former director are expected to be in court Monday for a motion hearing in a lawsuit regarding a dispute about the benefits the director is owed. A motion for summary judgement in...


Dredging re-opens Oman's Creek

LITTLE GIRL'S POINT - Dredging once again took place this week at Little Girl's Point as workers attempt to keep Oman's Creek open and unblocked by sediment. The Department of Natural Resources has...


No broadband grant for Iron County

HURLEY — It appears Iron County will have to wait to implement its latest broadband internet project after the county failed to be awarded a state grant in the latest round of funding. Last week, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission awarded $1.5...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 15, 2017

Lumberjack shows 'Channel the Flannel'

IRONWOOD - Wood chips and sawdust were flying Friday outside Jacquart Fabric Products' Stormy Kromer facility as lumberjacks competed in various races as part of a "Channel the Flannel" Summer Bash. L...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 11, 2017

More charges brought in Gogebic jail escape case

BESSEMER — Two more charges have been brought against Daniel Ferguson, stemming from his multi-day escape from the Gogebic County Jail. Ferguson, 26, was arraigned Friday on two felony counts of breaking and entering a building with intent to...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 5, 2017

Wakefield celebrates Fourth of July with parade

WAKEFIELD - It was clear skies and warm weather Tuesday in downtown Wakefield as crowds gathered for the city's Fourth of July parade. The afternoon began with a short parade of classic cars,...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 3, 2017

Bessemer recites Declaration of Independence

BESSEMER - While the Fourth of July weekend has become filled with cookouts and fireworks, a small crowd gathered in downtown Bessemer Sunday to recite the Declaration of Independence and mark the...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 3, 2017

Erwin marks 50 years of fellowship

By RICHARD JENKINS ERWIN TOWNSHIP - The Erwin Township Hall was packed Sunday for the township's annual picnic. Now in its 50th year, the Erwin Area Picnic started... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 1, 2017

Ironwood hosts 'Sciencepalooza'

IRONWOOD - It may have been the weather, but the Ironwood Memorial Building was filled with kids Friday afternoon for the Ironwood Carnegie Library's Sciencepalooza Science Fair. "I think the rain...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 19, 2017

Ironwood quiz bowl competes in national tournament

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — For a second year in a row; the Ironwood Area Schools quiz bowl team competed in a national tournament, taking 12th place in a tournament in Chicago Monday. Ironwood was among the over 200 teams from around the country that...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 17, 2017

Michigan House passes recreation funding bill

LANSING - The Michigan House of Representatives passed its version of Senate Bill 76 Thursday, which funds Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects across the state, including several in...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 17, 2017

Planning commission approves gravel pit permit

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Planning Commission approved a special use permit for a new gravel pit following a public hearing Thursday. The pit, which will be operated Angelo Luppino Inc., is located off Black River Road, near Maple...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 3, 2017

Ironwood students plant wildflowers

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Schools' second graders took advantage of the warm weather Friday to plant native wildflower seeds along the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail through the city. The students...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 3, 2017

Wakefield looks to grow community garden

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Community Garden has already won something, and it’s not even built yet. Wakefield City Manager Richard Brackney said the idea for the garden began when he saw Michigan Tech University was looking for communities...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 6, 2017

Third drug defendant remanded to district court

BESSEMER — An Ashland man was remanded to district court Tuesday, the third co-defendant to be remanded in a Gogebic County drug case. Corey Allan Tutor, 34, was facing one 10-year felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor cha...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 26, 2017

Ironwood woman's police chase trial begins

BESSEMER — The first day of the trial of an Ironwood woman accused of fleeing the police ended Tuesday with both sides resting their cases in Gogebic County Circuit Court, leaving just closing arguments and deliberations prior to the verdict. Gina...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 22, 2017

GCC students pull semi truck in fundraiser precursor

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College students and staff used a somewhat unconventional way to move one of the college's semi trucks Friday, pulling it with a rope, tug-of-war-style, in preparation...


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