Month: September 2019

RAMSAY – After damage from heavy snow last winter Bessemer township officials have now decided to tear down the Ramsay post office building, making residents in Ramsay wondering if they will ever have a local post office again. The U.S. Postal Service closed the Ramsay facility back in March due to structural damage and safety […]

HURLEY, Wis. — A Wisconsin senator is trying again to address the issue of border towns not being able to watch some Green Bay Packer games when local stations in neighboring states air other games instead. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., re-introduced S.2454, the “Go Pack Go Act” that requires cable, satellite and other video providers […]

IRONWOOD – Work continues on removing the roof and walls of the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center yesterday, to make way for a temporary dome over the ice rink facility by late October. The city of Ironwood’s insurance will replace the building that was damaged by heavy snow in March, the dome will allow the facility […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic legislator wants to spend millions of dollars to fight chronic wasting disease. Rep. Katrina Shankland has introduced a package of bills that would allocate $2.2 million to expand cost-sharing for carcass-disposal dumpsters and kiosks where hunters can drop off deer for testing. The bills also would lay out $2 […]

HURLEY, Wis. — The Hurley City Council on Tuesday added vaping to the juvenile tobacco use ban and revised three gaming ordinances.  The council 5-0 approved amending the city ordinance prohibiting individuals under the age of 18 from purchasing or possessing tobacco and nicotine products to include vaping paraphernalia.  There was no discussion on the […]

MONTREAL – The Montreal City Council discussed the progress of resolving water system issues within the city at its meeting Tuesday. The rehabilitation of pumps and reopening of well No. 5 are on the docket next for repair.  According to Mayor Erik Guenard, tells the Daily Globe that the total well rehabilitation project will cost […]

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The owners of the iconic Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island say they’ve reached a tentative deal to sell the hotel to a private equity firm.  The Musser family announced the deal with KSL Capital Partners on Tuesday. They are expected to close within 30 days. Terms were not disclosed.  […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany is running for Congress in northern Wisconsin to replace U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, who is resigning in two weeks.  Tiffany announced his candidacy on Tuesday, casting himself as a “proven conservative.” He has been in the state Legislature since 2011 and is a member of the […]

IRONWOOD – The Ironwood City Commission at their meeting last night approved an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption for Waupaca Foundry, Inc., which opened in July at the New Ironwood Industrial Park. The 3-0 approval with commissioners Joseph Cayer and Kim Corcoran not present will remove 50 percent off the millage rate equal to about 11 […]

WAKEFIELD — City Manager Robert Brown’s report was perhaps the most newsworthy portion of a lightning-fast Wakefield City Council meeting Monday. Brown said discussions with Wakefield Township regarding water service to three neighborhoods abutting the city are advancing. He said there have been three breaks on a water line serving township customers on Zorich Road. […]


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