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Articles from the August 16, 2013 edition

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 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 16, 2013

To mine, ore not to mine?

HURLEY — A vast majority of the people attending a hearing on mining in Hurley on Thursday morning spoke against allowing bulk sampling and the Gogebic Taconite mine in general. More than 70 people... Full story

 
 News    August 16, 2013

Adorable new mammal species found 'in plain sight'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine a mini-raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it’s hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did — until now. Researchers announced Thursday a rar... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 16, 2013

Bessemer's recent projects 'thrilling' to see

To the Editor: On a recent trip to Bessemer, my sister, Polly (Johnson) Friend, and I were thrilled to see some new things happening in “our” hometown. We just happened to catch the Discovery Channel showing of Terry Bradshaw’s “Today in... Full story

 
 News    August 16, 2013

NTSB: No engine failure in fatal UPS plane crash

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal investigators found no initial evidence that a UPS cargo jet suffered engine failure or was burning before it clipped trees at the end of a runway and slammed into a... Full story

 
 Obituaries    August 16, 2013

Carl Henry Stengard

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Carl Henry Stengard, of Ironwood, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the age of 97. He was born in South Bessemer on May 13, 1916, to Victor and Eliina (Pukkila) Stengard. He attended Harding School and graduated from A.D. Johnston... Full story

 
 News    August 16, 2013

Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook on shopper worries

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, said the weak global economy continues to batter its low-income shoppers. The chain on Thursday cut its annual profit and... Full story