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Articles from the July 17, 2020 edition


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  • COVID-19 testing done in Wakefield

    Charity Smith|Jul 17, 2020

    WAKEFIELD - COVID-19 testing was conducted by the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center in conjunction with the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department at the Wakefield Post of the Michigan State Police on Thursday. "One of our goals is to bring COVID-19 testing to areas where it wouldn't ordinarily be easy to access, or it allows more easy access to it, and we also want to identify cases in counties where testing has historically been low; so we know if there is COVID-19 in those... Full story

  • Ironwood continues work on commercial marijuana ordinance

    Tom LaVenture|Jul 17, 2020

    IRONWOOD — An Ironwood City Commission workshop fell short on time with a proposed adult-use marijuana manufacturing ordinance on Monday and will schedule another before considering the ordinance. The proposed ordinance failed three separate city commission votes at its March meeting and was directed back to the planning commission. The city commission had issues with buffer zones restricting marijuana establishments, micro-licenses regarding product testing and certification of edible marijuana products, and the number of retail growers and p...

  • Ironwood district looks to establish foundation, plan meeting for July 30

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 17, 2020

    IRONWOOD — The leaders of the Ironwood Area Schools are looking for members of the community interested in joining a foundation being created later this summer that will be affiliated with the district, with an informational meeting about the effort set for July 30. The foundation would be similar to the Hurley Education Foundation and provide a way for alumni and families to make donations to help the district purchase items that aren’t feasible to include in Ironwood’s annual budget. “This would supplement (the district’s annual budget),...

  • Our Lady of Peace

    Tom LaVenture|Jul 17, 2020

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  • Community Calendar

    Jul 17, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Friday, July 17 Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. Saturday, July 18 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E.... Full story

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