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Township approves Mill Trace tax break

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - While there is a still a degree of skepticism about the idea, the Ironwood Township Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to adopt an...


Black River Harbor dock project starting, parts of harbor closed for work

BLACK RIVER HARBOR - Ottawa National Forest Bessemer District Ranger Tony Holland said Wednesday work will begin on the first phase of the Black River Harbor dock replacement project.  Access to the...


Lake snow continues

IRONWOOD — The lake-effect snow that was predicted for Iron and Gogebic counties continued through Wednesday afternoon throughout the Gogebic Range, with the National Weather Service predicting more than 8 inches through the evening. The sun peeke...


Storm sets two records; lightning strikes Globe

By RALPH ANSAMI A violent lightning storm dumped heavy rain on the Gogebic Range Monday night before turning into a wind-driven snowstorm. The bizarre early December storm...


Aspirus Ironwood Hospital tree lighting brightens night

By IAN MINIELLY IRONWOOD - For 27 years running, the Aspirus Ironwood Auxiliary has held a Tree of Love lighting ceremony on the hospital grounds to remember loved ones....


Feds shed light on Western UP pot ring

By RICHARD JENKINS KALAMAZOO — Despite awaiting trial on federal drug charges, a Bruce Crossing man attempted to restart his illegal marijuana business in Ontonagon County. With both the criminal and forfeiture...


Ironwood kicks off holiday concert season

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD - Luther L. Wright K-12 School's John Krznarich Gymnasium was full Monday as the district's kindergarten through fifth grade students sang in... Full story


Bessemer ordinances going up in smoke

By IAN MINIELLY BESSEMER - The Bessemer city council voted 4-1, with Terry Kryshak in the minority, in support of a the initial reading of Ordinance 358, which is an... Full story


Jack Frost parade winners announced

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce posted the winning entries in Saturday's Jack Frost Parade on its Facebook page Monday. This year marked the first time the entries were split into... Full story


Iron Belle mini grant applications available

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications for the fourth round of planning and signage grant funding in 2018 for communities and organizations working on the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail. Proposals are due... Full story


Wind advisory warning issued

A wind advisory was issued for northern Wisconsin through noon today. Winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour were expected, with gusts up to 45 mph, which could result in power outages. The warning beginning at 6 p.m. Monday was issued for Bayfield,... Full story


Village reaches agreement with union

By JAN TUCKER ONTONAGON – The Ontonagon Village Council Monday approved a new agreement with the AFSCME Union, which represents the village public works employees. Village Manager Joe Erickson explained the contract changes... Full story



POLICE REPORTS Ironwood Township Michigan State Patrol troopers arrested Joshua Edward Hotchkiss, 31, of Ironwood, on Thursday for domestic violence near Northstar Road in the township. COURT CASES 98th District Court, Bessemer Nov. 27: Anthony... Full story


Daily Globe press restored after lightning strike

A lightning strike shortly after 8 p.m. Monday caused significant damage to the Daily Globe's printing press, leaving the paper unable to produce a print edition for Tuesday, Dec. 5. All local news from the edition was posted here at... Full story


Gogebic Range turns out for Jack Frost parade

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD - Even though the lack of snow on the ground may not have put people in the holiday mindset, residents of Ironwood and the surrounding area...


Mercer Community Christmas includes merry memories

By P.J. GLISSON MERCER - A full moon shone brightly over Saturday evening's Mercer Community Christmas at the Mercer Community Center. Tables were full with local residents...


Fe University to offer Russian history course

MERCER, Wis. — For those interested in learning more about the other superpower of the second half of the 20th Century, Fe University is offering a Russian history class. Retired Lawrence University professor Michael Hittle will teach the...


Ironwood students attend 'Wonder' movie screening

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD - The Ironwood school district is letting its students skip class for a movie field trip, and hoping they take a more valuable lesson from the d...


Wakefield's part-time utility clerk job in question

By P.J. GLISSON WAKEFIELD — A promotion among the city of Wakefield’s staff has resulted in the question of whether to retain a resulting vacant slot. City council members on Monday approved the appointment of Sue Ahonen...


Woman sentenced for not reporting to jail

HURLEY — An Ironwood woman who failed to report to the Iron County Jail to serve a sentence received an additional six-month sentence this week. Kristen Samierad, 29, entered a no contest plea to the misdemeanor charge and was found guilty by...


New emergency alert system available for download in Gogebic County

Gogebic County public safety officials announced Rave Alert is available to all residents of the county. Rave Alert is a free service allowing individuals to sign up for notifications sent from local and state authorities, keeping residents and trave...


Resident wellness, safety increased thanks to health foundation donation

By IAN MINIELLY IRONWOOD - Gogebic Range Health Foundation Program Director Andrea Newby said the organization has donated $8,000 to the Gogebic County Search and Rescue...


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