Month: January 2019

Bitterly cold arctic air will persist this morning, along with lake effect snow and blowing snow near Lake Superior in the west to northwest wind snow belts. Expect the severe winter weather conditions to begin easing this afternoon and as we head into the weekend temperatures will rise we could even see Freezing drizzle Saturday […]

IRONWOOD – With Temperatures this cold the last thing you need in a power outage. Xcel Energy is reporting power outages in North Ironwood just after 3am this morning and in the Washburn area in Northern Wisconsin. Xcel says the power has now been restored in the affected areas as of 7am this morning.

HURLEY – In Iron County Court Yesterday judge Patrick Madden handed down a sentence for one of the five men involved in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man yesterday. James Lussier accepted a plea deal in exchange for testifying against his older brother, Joseph Lussier, and Richard Allen, who were both sentenced to […]

Because of extreme winter weather predicted by the National Weather Service, Secretary of State Offices in the Upper Peninsula will be closed again today. The affected offices include the Bessemer office. All appointments or hearings scheduled for today have been adjourned. People who have appointments or hearings tomorrow should check before heading out. Most people […]

It is dangerously cold throughout Michigan today. The polar vortex has arrived with sub-zero high temperatures and wind chill readings expected to be as cold as 50-below zero in some areas. Frostbite can happen in a matter of minutes, and it’s been 25 years since the state has experienced this deep of a freeze. All […]

WAKEFIELD – In following suit with a move made by the Ironwood School District the Wakefield-Marenisco board of education voted to consider moving the school year’s start date before Labor Day in the next school year. If approved the first day of school at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School will be Aug. 27, which is a […]

IRONWOOD — The search for the next president of Gogebic Community College is in its final stages and the field has been narrowed to four candidates. Last week the Presidential Search Committee comprised of board members, faculty, staff, foundation officials, a student and the public, interviewed 10 candidates none of which are from the local […]

Iron County’s sheriff department no longer has an under-sheriff. Instead, a chief deputy will be the department’s second highest-ranking employee after the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved the creation of the post yesterday. The board also appointed Jason Geach, who has been with the department for 14 years, to fill the position. The sheriff’s […]

IRONWOOD – The city of Ironwood Department of Public Works has been busy between snow plowing, snow removal and water service line breaks and repairs. A number of new water mains have been installed over the past few years in the city which has reduced the average amount of calls for breaks from 60 to […]

IRONWOOD – The Ironwood Schools Alternative Education Program will soon be moving into their new home back in the Sleight School Building. The Alternative School took up residency in the Ironwood Memorial Building after having to move out of the Sleight School building due to an electrical issue with the fire warning system. The Alternative […]

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