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Cold drives frost deep

ONTONAGON — More than two weeks of frigid weather is reflecting in Ontonagon County frost tubes. Ontonagon County Road Commission frost tubes, located on U.S. 45, near Bruce Crossing, U.S. 45 at Woodspur, and M-64, between White Pine and Bergland,...

 

Bessemer seeks public input on Bluff Valley Park renovation

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - Bessemer City Manager Charly Loper had an idea to invite the public to do more than comment on the direction of the city's desired renovation of...

 

Iron County joins lawsuit against opioid companies

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com MILWAUKEE, Wis. — While the Iron County Board of Supervisors voted in December to join other counties in suing several pharmaceutical companies for their alleged roles in fueling the nationwide opioid...

 

Accident used to teach students in Hurley personal finance class

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — After Hurley High School teacher Aaron Bender’s vehicle slid off icy U.S. 2 in Saxon early in the winter and plunged down an embankment near a bridge, he is using the experience in his personal...

 

Holiday robbery defendant sentenced to prison

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — The man found guilty of attempting to rob the Ironwood Holiday gas station was sentenced to prison Tuesday in Gogebic County Circuit Court. Chadd Mathias Andert, 36, was sentenced to between...

 

Stevens Point man sentenced to time served in Gogebic burglary case

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — While he is still facing charges in Wisconsin, a Stevens Point, Wis., man was sentenced for burglary charges in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday. Daniel Allan Erickson, 29, was...

 

Red Bull taps Copper Peak for race site

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Competition is returning to Copper Peak. But this time athletes will be vying to get to the top, rather than the bottom, of the ski...

 

Ontonagon board receives unexpected phone bill

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Corrections sent the Ontonagon County Board a telephone bill which in the past has been the responsibility of the State and the board is not happy about it. County Clerk...

 

Council grants liquor license

HURLEY — The Hurley City Council Tuesday granted a Combination Class B beer and liquor license to the former Snow Country Inn on U.S. 51. The license was approved for Huber Hotels, doing business as Travelodge LLC, Robert Huber agent, at 1000...

 

Future of Ojibway Correctional Facility remains uncertain

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com MARENISCO - According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, declining prison populations throughout the state have led to more than 20 prison facilities cl...

 

GCC students head back to campus

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Tommy Libertoski, second-year student at Gogebic Community College, said, "Go Bold!," on the first day of the second semester on campus Monday....

 

Ironwood board hears case for bus privatization

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — While no decision has been made, the Ironwood Area Schools’ Board of Eduction heard the case for privatizing the district’s school buses. “Our goal in any district we go to is that...

 

Mercer Sno-goers club hosts Winter Blast

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. — The Mercer Area Sno-goers’ grooming barn was more crowded than usual Saturday as the snowmobile club held its annual Winter Blast...

 

Porkies lantern-lit event draws both locals, tourists

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com ONTONAGON - The Superior Loop at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is a broad, winding trail, full of white winter quiet; but when nearly 80 kerosene...

 

White Pine native returns from worldy travels

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON — Marlene Broemer has returned to the Ontonagon area from travels around the country and world. Broemer was born in Ontonagon and grew up in White Pine, graduating from the White Pine High School and...

 

DNR warns of ice's dangers

With the recent warm-up and subsequent cold spell, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is warning people to be cautious when out on the ice. "Don't assume the ice is safe just because a lake...

 

Continuing snow, cold produce bang-up bird action at feeders

An upside to the cold and snow that has arrived on the Gogebic Range is it has brought backyard bird feeders to life. As the snow piles up and temperatures again plummet, the birds have not been bashf...

 

Loeper resigns as drain commissioner

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Gogebic County needs a new drain commissioner. James Loeper resigned from the elected position Wednesday, indicating he needs to cut back on the many “hats” that he is wearing in the...

 

MI-TRALE works with DNR to repair Ontonagon County trails

ROCKLAND - Motorized and non-motorized trail users will continue to be able to use an old rail grade in Ontonagon County after a failing culvert was replaced. The Michigan Department of Natural...

 

Gogebic Range Robotics team ineligible for Michigan grant funds

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — Michigan leads the nation in FIRST Robotics teams, and $2.5 million in state grants will help even more students benefit from the experiences of working with professionals and being inspired by...

 

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