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 News    February 28, 2015 

Accident on US 2 sends people to hospital

KIMBALL, Wis. - Area law enforcement officers and the Hurley Fire Department responded to the scene of a 10 p.m. Friday personal injury accident on U.S. 2, near the Corkscrew liquor store, east of... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 27, 2015

Lake Superior Ice Caves may open Saturday

BAYFIELD, Wis. - Ice has formed with enough thickness along the Apostle Islands Ice Caves to allow viewing along the mainland unit of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.  If conditions remain the... Full story

 By Jan Tucker    News    February 27, 2015

Ontonagon looks to provide jobs, recreational opportunities

ONTONAGON - Instead of Ontonagon being at the end of the trail, village manager Joe Erickson wants it to be a place to start vacations and obtain jobs. The village and its council are taking a... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

U.P. health department regionalization talks end

By RALPH ANSAMI BESSEMER — The Michigan Department of Community Health won't proceed with Upper Peninsula regionalization health depa... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

County board seeks bids on new roof for annex

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday agreed to call for bids on a new roof on the annex to the courthouse. The building and grounds committee recommended seeking bids. The bid opening will be on March 23, according to... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

Head lice cases tackled at Hurley K-12 school

By RALPH ANSAMI HURLEY — There have been eight cases of head lice in the past few weeks in the Hurley School District. Zona Wick, of the Iron County Health Department, said precautions are being taken to hold down the... Full story

 News    February 26, 2015

Chimney Fire

FIREFIGHTERS WATCH as a chimney fire gets put out in a home on Rock Road in Ironwood on Wednesday night. The Ironwood Fire Department was called to the fire just before 8 p.m. The fire was put out... Full story

 News    February 26, 2015

Snow Removal

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP resident Paul Kleimola clears the snow off his roof for the third time this winter.... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 25, 2015

Iron County board OKs changes to G-Tac lease option

HURLEY - After two failed motions to postpone action, the Iron County Board of Supervisors voted 8-7 to approve the proposed amendments to mining company Gogebic Taconite's lease option for its... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    February 25, 2015

Gogebic Community College to expand Copper Country campus

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees met on Tuesday night to a approve Copper Country Campus expansion plans. Chairman John Lupino said the board had quite a bit of discussion... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    February 24, 2015

Students attend day-long Life Quest Program at GCC

IRONWOOD - Area high school students gathered in the gymnasium of Gogebic Community College's Lindquist Center for a Life Quest Program on Monday. The event was not open to the general public due to a... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 24, 2015

Township delays decision on unionization request

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Citing, in part, that job descriptions were in the process of being rewritten, the board of trustees voted to table Rachel Peck's request to join Michigan Council 25 of the... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 23, 2015

Sun shines on Yooperbeiner

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP -Seventy-five snowshoers gathered on a sunny Saturday morning at Wolverine Ski Trail to participate in the annual Yooperbeiner Snowshoe Race/Tour. The day featured a 5k and 10k race... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 23, 2015

Lions' fishing fund-raiser draws crowd at Mercer's Carow Park

MERCER, Wis. - Ten degrees. Some welcome splashes of sunshine. Plenty of food and beverages. All systems were go for the Mercer Lions annual Ice Fishing Jamboree Saturday on Grand Portage Lake, conducted from the Carow Park pavilion on County J. Max... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    February 23, 2015

Little Finland marks Laskiainen

HURLEY - It was Laskiainen on Sunday, the Finnish mid-winter sliding festival at Little Finland. A custom in Finland, the sliding festival typically starts seven weeks before Lent and is filled with winter activities and food. The celebration at... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    February 21, 2015

The Cat's Pajamas set to perform at Ontonagon Theater

EWEN - The Ewen-Trout Creek School music program has enlisted the vocal band, The Cat's Pajamas, to perform at the Ontonagon Theater to raise money for the program. Music director Brad Besonen said... Full story

 News    February 20, 2015

Family home burns in Ewen

EWEN - The home of John and Mary Nordine on Cedar Street in Ewen was destroyed in a fire in the early morning hours Thursday. The couple and their three children were able to evacuate the home... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 20, 2015

Ironwood elementary students 'Jump for a Heart'

IRONWOOD - The elementary school gymnasium at Luther L. Wright was jumping Thursday as students participated in the annual "Jump for a Heart" event. The gymnasium was divided into 10 station, nine of... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 19, 2015

House burns to ground in Saxon

SAXON, Wis. - The Iron County Sheriff's Department was investigating a Wednesday morning fire that destroyed the former Jack Steinmetz residence on Carlson Road in Saxon. A deputy said the fire was... Full story

 News    February 18, 2015

YooperBeiner set for Saturday

Wolverine Ski Trail will be taken over by snowshoers Saturday for the annual YooperBeiner Race/Tour. The day will feature 5k and 10k races beginning at 11 a.m., followed by a kid's race, as well... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 17, 2015

Four pets lost in Sunday fire in Ironwood

IRONWOOD - All household belongings and four pets were lost in a 7:54 p.m. Sunday fire that lit up the neighborhood at 206 Southwest St. A wood stove located in the basement caught on fire, the... Full story


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