Author: Jesse Baroka

The injection molding company in the industrial park, opened in 1979 and has grown to become one of the largest employers in the area. The celebration was a chance for the community to visit the facility, and see some of the products that are made for clients in the military, automotive, fire safety, electronics and […]

UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. – The Upper Peninsula jobless rate moved up seasonally by 0.4 percentage points to 5.9 percent in July. The jobless rate typically inches up during July in the Upper Peninsula, with an average rise of 0.3 percentage points during most of this decade. Statewide, the unemployment rate rose by 0.7 percentage points […]

SILVER CITY, Mich. – The Porcupine Mountain Music Festival is back in Ontonagon for its 15th year. The festival brings in musical talents from all around the country. Festival attendees can expect to hear a wide variety of styles and genres of music when they arrive at the fest. Late tickets are still available to […]

BOULDER JUNCTION – One person died in a crash between a pickup truck and a van yesterday morning in Boulder Junction. One other person was injured. It happened at the intersection of Highway 51 and Highway H. The van, which was crossing Highway 51, failed to stop and was hit by the truck headed south […]

MINOCQUA – Prosecutors accuse a 48-year-old Minocqua gas station manager of stealing about $25,000 from her own store’s ATM over the last year. Gina Ozelie is charged with felony theft. She was the manager at the Trig’s South Gas Station on Highway 51 in Minocqua. A Trig’s executive told police she stole more than $25,000 […]

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 […]


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