Month: May 2019

HURLEY – Silver Street in Hurley is a little more colorful after the Hurley third grade class planted flowers in the various planters that line the sides of the street yesterday, a 3rd grade class spring time tradition that has been on going for more than 15 years in Hurley. The students broke up into […]

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law an overhaul of Michigan’s car insurance system that will let drivers forego unlimited medical benefits to cover crash injuries. The Democratic governor signed the bill Thursday at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference on Mackinac Island. She was joined by lawmakers and Detroit […]

IRON RIVER, MI (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Wisconsin have recovered the body of a Michigan man missing after a boat capsized on the Menominee River a month ago. A fisherman found the body of 57-year-old Benjamin Tart of Iron River, Michigan, in the waters of Green Bay on Wednesday. Tart went missing on April […]

PHILLIPS, WIS. — A 29-year-old man investigators said transported meth from the Fox Valley to Price County was arrested last month. Steven Willard II is in jail on $20,000 cash bond. According to court documents, Willard traveled to Appleton March 22 to purchase a large quantity of meth. Investigators said a confidential informant arranged to […]

BAYFIELD, WI — Residents near Red Cliff and Bayfield will soon start to see better cell coverage. That’s because AT&T is putting up a new cell tower as part of its Firstnet network. Talks for the tower have been in the works for several years. Yesterday was the official ground breaking for the project. The […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan proposal designed to help Wisconsin’s fledgling hemp industry as it enters its second year faces opposition from law enforcement agencies concerned with a provision allowing drivers to have trace amounts of THC in their blood. The bill is up for a state Senate committee hearing Thursday. It is broadly […]

GOGEBIC COUNTY, Mich. – A Wisconsin woman involved in receiving and concealing stolen property from a robbery in Marenisco Township has entered a plea in court. 41-year-old Amber Jo Dorschner, was charged with two felony charges, Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property and Conspiracy to Receive Stolen Property. Dorschner pleaded guilty to one lesser count of […]

BESSEMER – The Gogebic Range Trail Authority Snowmobile and ORV Club continues trail work and is looking volunteers to help with the work. Along with grading efforts currently taking place on a 4 mile section of trail from Ironwood to Bessemer volunteers are needed to help pick up trash. There is a trash pickup event […]

HURLEY – Local runners got their first look at the new route for the Paavo Nurmi Marathon Wednesday at an informational meeting at the Iron County courthouse. Organizers said the 51st running of the annual Iron County race was a logical time to implement the course change, which will have the marathoners run from Hurley […]

WATERSMEET – The new Watersmeet Township Police Department that started operations April 1 is expanding. Watersmeet township police chief Paul Runcie, says the department currently has three reserve officers and is considering hiring more with two officers slated to join the force part-time next month. So far the department has responded to traffic accidents civil […]

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