Month: August 2019

HURLEY — Roundabouts have been popping up all over Wisconsin some say it increases traffic flow, others say they are confusing to navigate now the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to discuss plans to improve the U.S. 2/U.S. 51 intersection in Hurley, including the possibility of installing a roundabout. The objective […]

IRONWOOD – Restoration work on Hiawatha the world’s tallest Indian statue is underway after years of fundraising for the project. The work is being conducted by FAST Corporation of Sparta, Wisconsin, the only Midwest company that still builds and repairs fiberglass structures, When completed later this week the statue should be good for another 50 […]

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 U.S. “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team who later played for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbor with a metal pole and breaking several of his bones. Authorities say the […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources board is considering an emergency rule to shorten Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season to protect the population. Drumming activity declined 34% statewide from 2017 to 2018. Hunters took only 173,347 grouse last year, the lowest total in the 35 years the DNR has been surveying small-game […]

LANSING – Republican legislative leaders will be meeting today with Governor Gretchen Whitmer about the budget and road funding. The Governor expects Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield to lay out ideas for coming up with the money needed to fix Michigan’s roads. She has proposed a 45-cent per gallon increase […]

IRONWOOD – Ironwood Public Safety has released the name of the 24-year-old woman arrested on charges relating to the fire a week and a half ago in an apartment above the Pine’s Cafe. Hykesha Deshai Martin of Ironwood is being held in the Gogebic County Jail on $100,000 cash bond. Martin faces charges of First […]

GURNEY – Highway 2 near Birch hill near the Iron – Ashland County line was closed for a short time yesterday due to a car fire. Iron County Sheriff’s Deputies along with members of the Saxon-Gurney Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene. No injuries reported.

IRONWOOD – The Ironwood Area Schools will once again seek a portion of the Northern Waters Casino Resort’s 2% funds, after the district’s board of education approved forwarding the request. The $8,490 request is needed to allow the Gogebic County Community School to offer high school completion courses at the casino, according to the district’s […]

MARENISCO – A Marenisco initiative has gathered enough signatures to put the question of marijuana enterprise on the November ballot. After a related public hearing in May, the Marenisco Township board voted in June to pass a Marijuana Facilities Ordinance that outlined the terms under which marijuana could be processed and sold within the township. […]

MARENISCO – The Marenisco Township board of trustees voted Monday evening to authorize the submission of an injunction to prevent the Michigan Department of Corrections from filling in a self-sufficient sewer system within the grounds of the now closed Ojibway Correctional Facility. MDOC has argued that the well and wastewater system on the former prison […]

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