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Articles from the April 16, 2013 edition

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 By Jason Juno    News    April 16, 2013

Ironwood runner finishes race hour before explosions

BOSTON — Ironwood’s Donna Gering, 48, finished the Boston Marathon in 3 hours, 23 minutes, an hour and 6 minutes before two explosions rocked the finish-line area Monday. Her husband, Jim Gering,...

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 16, 2013

Students, parents hope board keeps two staff members despite budget

HURLEY — The Hurley School Board heard pleas from students and parents Monday to keep two staff members employed next school year despite district budget concerns. Chris Tweiten and Nicole...

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 16, 2013

Ironwood real estate agents receive honors

IRONWOOD — Three real estate agents from Action North Realty in Ironwood have received awards for their work through Re/Max. Owner Dean Lantta and associates Nancy Zak and Judy Kucera were all...

 By Jan Tucker    News    April 16, 2013

Haas couple win weight loss contest

ONTONAGON — More than a quarter of a ton of weight was lost by competitors in the seventh annual Aspirus Ontonagon Fitness Center Meltdown in Ontonagon. The three-month contest saw two-person teams...


David Lee Larson

WEST BEND, Wis. — David Lee Larson passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the age of 61, at Kathy Hospice surrounded by his family. Dave was born on Sept. 15, 1951, in Port Washington, to... Full story


Local authorities respond well to 'suspicious' backpack

The report of a suspicious backpack found at the door of Gogebic Taconite’s office in downtown Hurley Saturday morning caused quite a stir. The good news is the bomb squad called in from Marathon County, Wis., found nothing explosive in the...


Money should stay in country to fix economy

To the Editor: The people in the White House elected and appointed seem to have money to burn. We borrow from China; we then give it to countries that hate us along with high-priced tanks and jet fighters. I don’t think that a week goes by that I...


Coffee popular with Finnish people worldwide

To the Editor: In the very early 1950s when radio was still more prominent than television, I happened upon a quiz program beamed over the airwaves. To this day I cannot tell you the name of the broadcast, but I do remember the multiple choice... Full story


Bigotry a question of tolerating opinions

To the Editor: Accepting the truth does not make one a bigot. A bigot is one who does not tolerate the opinion of another. You can tolerate opinions, but you do not have to tolerate immoral acts. It’s a self-evident truth that if you cannot lead a...