Articles from the April 15, 2013 edition

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 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 15, 2013

'Suspicious' backpack prompts downtown Hurley evacuation

HURLEY — A backpack left near the front door of Gogebic Taconite’s office in downtown Hurley led to the evacuation of the area for more than six hours Saturday until a bomb squad declared there...

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 15, 2013

Restoration committee hosts fundraiser with chili, baked potato bar

HURLEY — Local residents warmed themselves up with a hot meal benefitting the Iron County Memorial Building Restoration Committee at the Iron Nugget in Hurley on Sunday. Attendees dined on hot...

 By Katie Perttunen    News    April 15, 2013

Firefighters join to create new Ironwood Fire Division

IRONWOOD — Ironwood’s firefighters joined forces to create the new Ironwood Fire Division Tuesday. The organizational change fused together the Ironwood Public Safety Department’s firefighting efforts and the Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department...


Anita I. Lopez

VERONA, Wis. — Anita I. Lopez, 84, of Verona, and a former longtime Ironwood, Mich., resident, died peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on Oct. 5, 1... Full story


Leonard F. 'Len' Berube

SAXON, Wis. — Leonard F. “Len” Berube, 82, of Saxon, died peacefully Friday, April 12, 2013, at home, with his family by his side, following a brief battle with melanoma. He was born Jan. 6,... Full story


Robert N. DeRosier

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Robert N. DeRosier, 94, of Hurley, Wis., died Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Ironwood. He was born March 4, 1919, in Calumet, son of the late Caroline DeRosier.  Robert resided in the Detroit area for many years. From 1978 until... Full story


Take the bait? NYPD anti-theft tactics criticized

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes the bait is a small amount of cash in a stray wallet. Or a credit card. Even a pack of cigarettes can do the trick. Police in New York City leave the items unattended ...


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