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Articles from the December 29, 2014 edition

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  • Friend flock to Miner's Memorial Heritage Park for evening event

    Sheena Trepanier|Dec 29, 2014

    IRONWOOD - The candlelight snowshoe and ski at the Miner's Memorial Heritage Park drew more than 175 people into the chilly night air to spend some quiet moments on the softly lit trail Saturday evening. A combination of real and battery operated candle luminaries lit the 1-mile Aurora loop and a small bonfire was lit to warm those returning from the trail. Inside the garage snowshoers and skiers were treated to cookies and warm drinks. The snowshoe event was the last fundraiser of the year for... Full story

  • Blackjack, Indianhead ski resorts merge; casino mulled

    Alissa Pietila|Dec 29, 2014

    By ALISSA PIETILA [email protected] During the summer, Indianhead Mountain Resort, near Wakefield, and Blackjack Ski Area, near Bessemer, were brought under one new owner, Art Dumke. At the start of this year’s winter season, Big Snow Resorts started offering combined passes that allow outdoor enthusiasts to ski or snowboard both hills with the same season pass. They also offer a shuttle service. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to operate these resorts and tailor our offering to produce the best possible ski exp... Full story

  • Ironwood to host exhibit featuring local history

    Cortney Ofstad|Dec 29, 2014

    IRONWOOD — The team working on the “The Way We Worked” display have been busy lining up events for the displays arrival in April. The exhibit, through the Smithsonian Institution and National Archives, will be on display for eight weeks at the Downtown Art Place in Ironwood, from April 4 to May 31. It was created by the Smithsonian as part of the Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit funded by the United States Congress. TWWW, adapted from an original exhibition development by the National Archives, explores how work became a central eleme... Full story


    Dec 29, 2014

    Snowmobiles sit along a trail in downtown Hurley just prior to the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions football Sunday afternoon.... Full story


    Pat Krause|Dec 29, 2014

    BOYS [email protected] IRONWOOD - Momentum swung four times in the boys championship game of the Ironwood JV Holiday Tournament on Saturday, but the final swing proved to be decisive as it lifted Wakefield-Marenisco to a 37-30 victory over Ironwood. The Cardinals started like gangbusters when Jacob Suzik made a 3 the hard way with a put-back and a free throw and Eric Hakamaki sank a 3-footer off the glass. W-M rolled to a 12-5 lead with 5:01 left in the first quarter. But Ironwood... Full story

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