Author: Jesse Baroka

IRONWOOD – Due to excessive flows from wet weather as of last night at 9pm the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Authority’s Treatment Facility began discharging wastewater to the Montreal River that has not received full advanced treatment. This bypass of the authority’s advanced treatment system is required to prevent sewage backups and to protect the failure of […]

BESSEMER – Whether on not continue a millage proposed by the Bessemer Area Board of Education will be on the ballot for Bessemer voters next month. In the first public information session back on the 9th in Ramsay nobody showed but for the second session in Bessemer more than a dozen district residents gathered Tuesday […]

IRONWOOD – Living on the Gogebic Range in the most part is pretty safe for our kids, but what about on-line safety for our kids? Last nights at Gogebic Community College there was an iGuardian parent program lead by Special Agent Todd Wilton, with the Department of Homeland Security. Wilton discussed internet safety tips. Wilton […]

LANSING – Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate remains steady at four-point-zero percent for March. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget says the jobless rate in the state has been at that same level for six consecutive months. Total employment in March was higher by seven-thousand compared to February, and the number of unemployed rose by […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s environmental agency is days away from having a new name. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will be reorganized and named as the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), effective Monday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier issued an order restructuring and renaming the agency, but it has to […]

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April 18, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A majority of outdoor enthusiasts who took a Conservation Congress survey say they support offering bounties again for deer infected with chronic wasting disease. The congress, a citizen group that advises state wildlife officials on policy, asked attendees at its annual statewide spring meetings April 8 if they support the idea. […]

HURLEY – Ideas for the new mascot name for the Hurley PK-12 School starting for the 2019 -2020 school year may be submitted by filling out this survey link. Link: It is also found on the Hurley School’s website (under the News tab), facebook page, and can be printed and submitted to the Hurley District […]

BESSEMER – The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office received a report at approximately 2:25 yesterday in reference to a possible hand grenade that was found near the Powdermill Creek at Eli Ave in Bessemer.  Duputies responded and did find what appeared to be an old hand grenade that had been submerged for some time.  The area […]

ONTONAGON – At last nights Ontonagon County Board meeting Ontonagon County Equalization Director, Ann Marie Husar had some good news for board members. Husar says the valuation of Ontonagon County in 2018 has risen by 2.5% over the previous year and the taxable value has increased by 3%. Husar gave the board the value change […]

CALUMET – The National Hockey League is headed to the U.P. A preseason game between the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues will be played at Calumet Colosseum on September 26th as the result of the arena on the Keweenaw Peninsula winning this year’s Kraft Hockeyville sweepstakes. Calumet Colosseum is the oldest continually used […]

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