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Articles from the August 16, 2013 edition

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  • To mine, ore not to mine?

    Cortney Ofstad|Aug 16, 2013

    HURLEY — A vast majority of the people attending a hearing on mining in Hurley on Thursday morning spoke against allowing bulk sampling and the Gogebic Taconite mine in general. More than 70 people attended the morning session of a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources public hearing on bulk sampling and a pre-application notice from G-Tac. The hearing was at the Hurley K-12 School. The event ran until 8 p.m. Larry Lynch, a geologist for the WDNR and technical lead for the project, said G... Full story

  • Ironwood tennis

    Aug 16, 2013

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  • Adorable new mammal species found 'in plain sight'

    Aug 16, 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine a mini-raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it’s hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did — until now. Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito. The reddish-brown animal is about 14-inches long with an equally long tail and weighs about 2 pounds. It belongs to a grouping of large creatures that include dogs, cats and bears. The critter leaps through the trees of mountainous forests of Ec... Full story

  • Bessemer's recent projects 'thrilling' to see

    Aug 16, 2013

    To the Editor: On a recent trip to Bessemer, my sister, Polly (Johnson) Friend, and I were thrilled to see some new things happening in “our” hometown. We just happened to catch the Discovery Channel showing of Terry Bradshaw’s “Today in America” which featured Bessemer. What great national coverage of the city. We also learned that the Presbyterian Church (a beautiful building and our old church) would be given new life as an art studio and gallery. That will be a fine addition to all in the city and surrounding area. The Ethnic Commons P... Full story

  • NTSB: No engine failure in fatal UPS plane crash

    Aug 16, 2013

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal investigators found no initial evidence that a UPS cargo jet suffered engine failure or was burning before it clipped trees at the end of a runway and slammed into a hillside, killing the two crew members onboard, officials said Thursday. UPS on Thursday night identified the victims as Capt. Cerea Beal, Jr., 58, of Matthews, N.C. and First Officer Shanda Fanning, 37, of Lynchburg, Tenn. In an email, the company said the Jefferson County, Ala., medical examiner h... Full story

  • Carl Henry Stengard

    Aug 16, 2013

    IRONWOOD, Mich. — Carl Henry Stengard, of Ironwood, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the age of 97. He was born in South Bessemer on May 13, 1916, to Victor and Eliina (Pukkila) Stengard. He attended Harding School and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer. Carl worked one winter for Underwood Veneer Company, 13 months for Merritt Chapman Scott Corporation of New York, 42 years for Burns & Lahti Chevrolet-Cadillac in Ironwood and 10 years for MFC as a custodian at the new branch bank on Cloverland Drive in Ironwood. He was a l... Full story

  • Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook on shopper worries

    Aug 16, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, said the weak global economy continues to batter its low-income shoppers. The chain on Thursday cut its annual profit and revenue outlook for the year after reporting second-quarter results that missed Wall Street estimates. The company’s stock fell nearly 3 percent on the news. Wal-Mart’s sober assessment adds to worries about consumer spending that arose when Macy’s Inc. lowered its profit expectations for the year after rep... Full story

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