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Articles from the November 29, 2014 edition


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  • Indianhead Mountain opens with record snow

    Alissa Pietila|Nov 29, 2014

    WAKEFIELD — Indianhead Mountain opened to skiing on Friday, after record snowfall has fallen this year. “We’ve been fortunate to get all this natural snow and cold weather so we can also make snow,” said general manager of Indianhead, Barry Bolich. “Indianhead will be able to offer some of the best early season skiing in years,” he said. The hill opened at 9 a.m. and by mid-afternoon, the hill and lodge were bustling with skiers and snowboarders. Rick Martin, of Menasha, Wis., said the skiing...

  • Shoppers find Black Friday deals at local businesses

    Alissa Pietila|Nov 29, 2014

    Shoppers across the country were out looking for the best deals during Black Friday sales, with some shoppers starting as early as Thursday. According to the National Retail Federation, more than 140 million customers are expected to take advantage of in-store and online discounts and deals through the holiday weekend. It was no different for businesses in Bessemer and Ironwood. Steiger’s Home Center in Bessemer celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, offering sales starting Wednesday. The sales ar...

  • Klassic Kruiser's donate more than 450 mittens, hats

    Nov 29, 2014

  • Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    Nov 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House now that the official tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled the 20-foot white fir up the driveway to the North Portico for inspection on Friday morning. Receiving the tree were first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and family dogs Bo and Sunny. The family circled the tree, smelled it and conferred before the first lady said, "Thumbs-up. It's a go. We're taking the tree." Malia, holding Bo's...

  • Montreal River mostly frozen

    Nov 29, 2014

  • Wilma J. Cigallio

    Nov 29, 2014

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Wilma J. Cigallio, 88, of Mountain View Road, Ironwood Township, died peacefully on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Wakefield. She was born March 13, 1926, in Ironwood, daughter of the late William "Bill" and Inez (Jarvi) Korpela. Wilma graduated from the Luther L. Wright High School with the class of 1944. After graduation, she was employed by the U.S. Air Force in Cleveland, Ohio. Locally, Wilma worked for Dr. Sam Albert as a secretary. At Gogebic...

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