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Marijuana business appeal denied

IRONWOOD — An adult use marijuana establishment business seeking to operate a retail outlet in Ironwood was denied an appeal regarding its place in the scoring in the ranking process at the city commission meeting on Monday.  The city commission...

 

Mercer Library holds outdoor celebration

MERCER - It may have been planned out of concern for public health, but patrons and supporters of the Mercer Public Library said moving the annual fundraiser banquet outdoors was a refreshing change....

 

Civic center nearing completion

IRONWOOD — A strong epoxy smell will prevent people from performing other work at the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center for the duration of ice rink floor painting. In her report to the Civic Center board on Wednesday, manager Michelle Rigoni-Sivula...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    August 20, 2021

DOT approves new airline service

IRONWOOD - The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved the new Essential Air Service provider for Gogebic-Iron County Airport, according to a Wednesday announcement from the agency. Denver Air...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    August 19, 2021

Gov. Whitmer visits Ironwood

IRONWOOD - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist were in Ironwood Tuesday to kick off their U.P. Jobs Tour across the Upper Peninsula. The governor's delegation visited with...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    August 18, 2021

No mask mandate at Hurley school

HURLEY — The Hurley School Board modified its back-to-school policy concerning coronavirus contact quarantines on Monday, but will continue optional rather than mandated face coverings to start the fall semester. The school board 5-0 approved...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    August 18, 2021

Motorcyclist injured in Hurley crash

HURLEY - A 74-year-old Marquette area woman was injured Monday following a crash with a pickup truck in Hurley. The crash occurred at approximately 3:21 p.m., when a pickup truck driving west on U.S....

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    August 6, 2021

Pat O'Donnell Civic Center opens its doors

IRONWOOD - A first look at the new Pat O'Donnell Civic Center was too good to pass up during a soft opening on Wednesday. "We had a very nice, steady stream of people all afternoon and were...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    July 3, 2021

Iron County sales tax revenue up

HURLEY — Iron County sales tax is up and it may be due to online shopping, or at least its ability to track purchaser origin for tax purposes, according to reports at the county board of supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The monthly sales tax for Jun...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 11, 2021

Pat O'Donnell Civic Center could open in July

IRONWOOD - The city could assume temporary occupancy of the Pat O'Donnell Civic Center in early July, according to reports at the Monday board meeting. With the final list of items for contractors to...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 4, 2021

EDC pleased with business growth

IRONWOOD — The Memorial Day weekend offered a glimpse of a city emerging from a pandemic and excited to be open again in time for the summer, according to members of the Ironwood Economic Development Corporation at their Thursday meeting.  John Wy...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 4, 2021

Veteran receives honorary diploma

BESSEMER - There was a senior among seniors at the A.D. Johnston High School commencement exercise this past Friday in Bessemer.  Bessemer Area School District presented an honorary diploma to...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 27, 2021

ATV-UTV Rally opens summer riding season

HURLEY — Local and visiting all-terrain and utility vehicle riders will converge on Iron County this weekend for the Memorial Day ATV/ UTV Rally from today through Sunday as the kick-off event of the summer trail riding season. The annual rally...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 22, 2021

Northwoods Manufacturing holds open house

HURLEY, Wis. - The students of the Northwoods Manufacturing program at the Hurley K-12 School opened their doors on Thursday for the first public event at the wood and metal shop since the $1.3...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 13, 2021

Miners Park adding new maintenance facility

IRONWOOD - Work started Tuesday with preparing the site where a maintenance facility will be placed at Miners Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood.  The project, made possible by the Friends of Miners...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 13, 2021

Montreal studies revenue streams

MONTREAL, Wis. — Finding new ways to fund growing streets and infrastructure costs was the main topic of discussion at the Montreal City Council meeting on Tuesday. In a transportation utility study presentation Jeff Seamandel, a project manager...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    April 27, 2021

Mercer PRAT will still need legislative approval

MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer held its annual meeting on Thursday, where John Sendra, town board chair, asked the nearly 20 residents present to contact their elected state officials to ask their support for the town’s Premier Resort Area...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    April 27, 2021

Mercer students work in loon and lake study

MERCER, Wis. - Students of the Mercer School District are getting a first-hand experience with wildlife field research through a county program. Mercer School eighth- and ninth-graders are continuing...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    April 8, 2021

Mercer voters approve PRAT

MERCER, Wis. - Mercer voters approved a half-cent consumer tax to help pay for roads and infrastructure costs in Tuesday's spring election. The voter approved the Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT) with...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    April 2, 2021

Mercer to decide on PRAT tax in Tuesday election

MERCER, Wisc. — Town of Mercer voters will decide whether or not to pass a half-cent consumer tax to pay for roads and infrastructure spending in an Election Day referendum on Tuesday. Voters may choose yes or no to the ballet question, “Should t...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 30, 2021

'Seeds of Change' demo set for First Friday 

IRONWOOD — The First Friday Committee is planning one more virtual event for the pandemic with a seeding demonstration from master gardeners to help residents with planting in their gardens. “Seeds of Change” will be a Facebook Live First...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 20, 2021

Hurley School expands syrup program

HURLEY - Hurley K-12 School students have made maple syrup for years, but funding now makes it possible to expand into a larger and more comprehensive learning experience. High school science...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 19, 2021

GRWA readies for Wakefield decision

RAMSAY — As the city of Wakefield prepares for a decision on assuming control of the Indianhead Water system, the board of the current operator, Gogebic Range Water Authority, sought to learn more about the option at its virtual meeting on March...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 4, 2021

Specialists to pinpoint water break

IRONWOOD - Specialists have joined the city of Ironwood Public Works Department in pinpointing a water break on Ayer Street. On Wednesday morning crews were still looking for the precise location of...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 4, 2021

Watercolor event set for First Friday

IRONWOOD — An area watercolor artist will provide a virtual demonstration event as part of March First Friday activities in Ironwood. The theme for this month is “An Artful Community.” Artist Peg Sandin will provide the demonstration from the...

 

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