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Articles from the November 17, 2018 edition

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  • Gretajean DeRubeis

    Nov 17, 2018

    DULUTH, Minn. — Gretajean DeRubeis, 82, of Palm Desert, Calif., and Barnes, Wis. (formerly of Duluth), passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Gretajean was born on July 1, 1936, to Matthew and Wilhelmina (Bay) Torma in Eben Junction, Mich. She graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Mich., in 1954 and moved on to Northern Michigan University, in Marquette, Mich., where she earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education. Shortly after graduation, she married her b... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 17, 2018

    Saturday, Nov. 17 Union Station Food Pantry/Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Nov. 18 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer Community Center. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wesley United M... Full story

  • Bessemer, MDOT officials plan public hearing on proposal to change lanes

    Larry Holcombe|Nov 17, 2018

    BESSEMER - Three lanes or four? The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning to reconstruct U.S. 2 across the city of Bessemer in 2021 and city officials have planned a public hearing on the issue of how many lanes there should be when it's done. The hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m. in the city hall auditorium. There are currently four lanes of traffic through the city, but MDOT officials have pitched the idea of three lanes - one for eastbound traffic, one for westbound...

  • Duffy bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves passes House

    Nov 17, 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since securing protection in the 1970s, wolves have bounced back in the western Great Lakes states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as in the Northern R...

  • County board supports land deal to extend Iron Belle Trail

    Ralph Ansami|Nov 17, 2018

    BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners this week went on record as supporting the purchase of land from Pat Steiger for the next phase of the Iron Belle Trail. The non-motorized trail will extend from Bessemer to Ramsay. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources sought the letter of support from the county. The land will be purchased from Steiger Timber Operations. More than $1.1 million has been raised for the $1.4 million trail project and the remaining $300,000 is expected to come through in December from a MDNR Trust F...