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Bike riders take inaugural tour across UP

IRONWOOD - Eleven cyclists took off from Ironwood Thursday morning on what they called the inaugural Upper Peninsula Iron Belle Trail Ride, with a goal of arriving in St. Ignace on Saturday. The...

 

City commission discusses extension of First Fridays

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - There's support to extend Ironwood's First Friday downtown promotional effort beyond September. On Monday, the city commission discussed the...

 

Copper Peak engineering work continues

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Several engineering firms continue to work on designing the improvements necessary for ski flying competitions to return to Copper Peak. According to Copper Peak’s August update, Duluth-based Barr Engineering and Iron...

 

Peters talks northern issues

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - U.S. Sen. Gary Peters visited Ironwood Wednesday during his motorcycle trip around the state. During the visit he stopped by the Daily Globe...

 

Bessemer school board holds first meeting with new principal

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - The Bessemer School Board met on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The meeting lasted over two hours and nothing was settled. Nothing was settled because...

 

Man who concocted work excuse scheme sentenced in Iron County

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — A 36-year-old former Montreal, Wis., resident was sentenced in Iron County Court Wednesday morning for failure to update information as a sex offender and being a party to the crime of identity...

 

City commission hears grim facts on suicide

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — Pat Gallinagh had some grim statistics for the Ironwood City Commission on Monday. The suicide rate in Ontonagon County is the highest in the state and Gogebic County ranks seventh among the 83...

 

Observation deck completed at Gurney waterfall

GURNEY, Wis. - With the construction of a new boardwalk and viewing platform, visitors are once again able to easily take in the Lower Potato River Falls. The previous platform and cliff supporting...

 

Roberts hired as Ontonagon's new mine inspector

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON — Ontonagon has a new mine inspector. Doug Roberts, Bruce Crossing, was named to fill the vacancy created by the death of Bob Niemela. Niemela was elected in November, but died in May. The appointment...

 

Mercer Lions Club holds duck race for fundraiser

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. - Bob and Ellen Downing, chairman and chairman's helper for the Mercer Lions Club, reported a great crowd showed up for the duck race on Aug....

 

Grant to cover most of eyesore demolition costs

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — Around 80 percent of the funding for five demolition projects approved Monday night by the Ironwood City Commission will come from a grant. The commission approved Snow Country Contracting for...

 

Board approves Sunset baseball field repairs

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Those playing on the Sunset Park Baseball Field will have an easier time fielding grounders next season as the Ironwood Township Board of Trustees approved repairing the infield...

 

Corn Roast raises funds for fire department

\By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com SPRINGSTEAD - The Sherman Town Hall's parking lot was full Saturday as the Sherman-Springstead Fire Department held its annual Corn Roast fundraiser....

 

SteakOut held in support of Gogebic Miners football

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com LAKE GOGEBIC - Saturday afternoon, on a bright and sunny day, supporters of the three-headed hydra that is the Gogebic Miners football team gathered...

 

Iron County U.S. 51 construction expands

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be expanding its construction on U.S. 51 in Iron County this week. Beginning Wednesday, work will begin on the highway between Weber Road and County C. American Asphalt is...

 

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...

 

Fire department holds annual drill

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdilyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield was a safe place to be Thursday for emergency response. Mike Yon, Wakefield Volunteer Fire...

 

Iron 4-H program raises $7,125 with pie auction

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com SAXON, Wis. - It was another successful year for the Iron County 4-H's annual pie auction Sunday at the Iron County Fair. While the final numbers are...

 

MDNR funds for Copper Peak discussed with county board

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Wednesday heard a presentation on how Copper Peak might qualify for Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Funds. Bob Jacquart, chairman of the...

 

Frustration expressed with former Wishbones parcel

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY - Hurley City Council members expressed frustration on Tuesday that nearly four years after a fire destroyed the Wishbones restaurant on Silver...

 

Lorenson selected to lead Rural Community College Alliance

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College is a leader in the rural community college ranks nationwide, according to school President Jim Lorenson. Lorenson was...

 

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