Author: Jesse Baroka

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BESSEMER – Locals and Tourists, in Bessemer will now have an easier time finding key sites in the Bessemer area, with the help of new maps and signs now standing around the city.  The signs, which were installed in recent weeks, were the result of a 2018 First Impressions Tourism Grant for $2,000 from the […]

MERCER – A moose on the loose in Mercer Friday.  The Mercer Chamber of Commerce posted photos on their Facebook Friday of the moose casually walking near the downtown district and across highway 51.  Moose sitings in Mercer are relatively rare, however a welcome sight for many.  We have the chamber photos on the WUPM […]

ISLE ROYALE – The second year of the National Park Service’s wolf relocation project has kicked off with a capture of a wolf on Michigan’s mainland and a flight to Isle Royale. Mlive reports the 70-pound male that’s believed to be about three years old was captured this week. The wolf that was flown by […]

LANSING – Michigan officials say more than 270,000 enrollees in the state’s Medicaid expansion program may have to meet work or related requirements to keep qualifying for their government insurance coverage. The state Department of Health and Human Services began sending notification letters to those beneficiaries this past week. They comprise 42% of the 650,000 […]

WAKEFIELD – The numbers in Wakefield are looking good.   Members of the Wakefield Board of Trustees learned Tuesday that they are in sound financial status for the foreseeable future.  Township Supervisor John Cox said the good news came during a presentation by CPA Karl “Gus” Ahonen of Makela, Pollack and Ahonen, PLLC in Ironwood.   Cox […]

IRONWOOD – Road work continues in downtown Ironwood.  The resurfacing of one block of East Aurora Street and one block of South Suffolk Street is part of the city’s routine street maintenance.  The old asphalt was removed last week, with the paving taking place yesterday with the project expected to be completed next week.  Angelo […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will get $27.9 million in federal funds to help families and communities deal with the opioid crisis.  U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow said Wednesday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding the grant to expand access to treatment, prevention resources, and data.  The grant is […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is moving to make Michigan the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes.  The Democrat announced Wednesday that she ordered the state health department to issue emergency rules. They will prohibit the sale and misleading marketing of flavored nicotine vaping products.  Whitmer says her No. 1 priority is keeping […]

At approximately 7:22 yesterday morning, Iron County Sheriff’s Office emergency dispatch received a 911 call of a one-vehicle crash on Highway 51 near Highway 47 just south of Mercer. Multiple injuries were reported. Deputies, Mercer Fire, and Mercer EMS were immediately dispatched. Upon arrival, it was determined that one party was deceased and later pronounced […]

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – Work to replace Ironwood Township’s gymnasium roof is underway. After six months, the township’s insurance company has approved the funds to replace the roof, other than a $500 deductible. The replacement project of $235,000 was covered by the insurance. It will take about 50,000 square-feet of roofing and ceiling materials to replace […]

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