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Broadband to be expanded to entire UP through grant

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, said the Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded a $6.5 million grant to Northern Michigan University in Marquette to bring high-speed broadband across the entire...

 
 News    March 30, 2017 

Aspirus seeks to ease minds of students with tour, demonstrations

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The fear of the unknown can take a person to their knees shaking over, the unknown. At other times, what we think we know that just is not so,...

 
 News    March 30, 2017 

Convoy to Kansas leaves Friday

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com BRUCE CROSSING — On Friday, a caravan of large trucks bringing relief are heading out from Bruce Crossing to Kansas to assist farmers and cattlemen devastated by fires that have burned farms, killed livestock and...

 

Copper mining returning to Western UP

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com WHITE PINE - Construction on a copper mine in eastern Gogebic County that could lead to over 300 direct jobs could begin as early as 2018, Highland...

 

County board approves moving Saxon Harbor campground

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — The rebuilt campground at Saxon Harbor will be located on elevated land east of the harbor, after the Iron County Board of Supervisors voted 10-3 Tuesday to approve the new location. Board...

 

Pacific air fueled warm February here

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — February temperatures were 7 degrees above normal in Ironwood, the ninth warmest in the past 116 years. Highs of 58 degrees on Feb. 17 and Feb. 19 pushed the monthly average temperature to 22.3...

 

Bessemer OKs Ironwood joining Miners football co-op

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - The Bessemer School Board voted unanimously to accept Ironwood joingin the co-op football program in an anti-climactic vote of solidarity...

 

IPSD identifies human remains

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — The remains of the man found dead in a city of Ironwood house on March 20 have been identified, according to the Ironwood Public Safety Department. Gerald Glen Thompson was born in 1936,...

 

Village council clarifies firefighter wages

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Fire Department volunteers will now be treated as village employees under action taken by the Ontonagon Village Council Monday. The method by which firemen were paid has been an issue for...

 

Participants take annual plunge for Regional Hospice

By ISABELLE KLEINSCHMIDT news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Regional Hospice held its Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday afternoon in Wakefield. This is the 11th year of the event. Sunday Lake was...

 

Ontonagon Area Schools holds inaugural job fair

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON - Jim Bobula, Ontonagon Area School superintendant, called the first job fair held at the school Friday a "good success and a great start," in showing...

 

Sherman lakes chosen for walleye experiments

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com SPRINGSTEAD — Two Iron County lakes have been selected for an experiment researchers hope will lead to stopping the decline of walleye populations across the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department...

 

DNR prepares to continue panfish improvements in Gile Flowage

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com GILE, Wis. - As the weather warms up, members of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are preparing for another season of work intended to...

 

Summer airport project to proceed; future of EAS funding uncertain

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Gogebic County Board of Commissioners members on Wednesday authorized signing of a summer airport project resolution that won’t be affected by federal budget cuts. The county board...

 

Ironwood students learn from each other

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Ironwood's second graders spent part of the last two weeks working on a project about penguins, but rather than learn from their teachers,...

 

Bessemer takes 2nd in engineering competition at NMU

BESSEMER - Students from A.D. Johnston High School competed in the Region 1 Science Olympiad tournament at Northern Michigan University in Marquette Saturday, bringing home two seconds. The...

 

W-M paints pianos for charity

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The sky is the limit when people come together for each other. The "Sing For Hope" charity seeks to place decorated pianos in public schools...

 

Township planning commission sets gravel pit hearing

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Planning Commission set the date for a public hearing regarding the renewal for gravel pit permits at its March 16 meeting. The annual hearing, a standard...

 

Blaze destroys Ironwood house

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Firefighting efforts at 401 N. Hemlock St. in Ironwood continued into Wednesday afternoon after a spectacular blaze that produced thick smoke was...

 

Bessemer survey results roll in

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - Charly Loper was seen Wednesday checking and re-checking survey results Bessemer residents sent in to city hall. The city sent out 980 surveys...

 

Board approves Tauer for new job effective May 1

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday agreed sheriff’s department deputy Brandon Tauer will become a full-time data processing manager-courthouse security officer effective...

 

Body found in Ironwood house

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — The body of a person who had been dead for perhaps years was found Monday afternoon in a house that’s being considered for demolition in Ironwood. The Ironwood Public Safety Department...

 

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