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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation repealing a system that gave A-through-F grades to public schools each year. The grading system had received bipartisan pushback since it was pushed through in 2018. State education officials had called it overly simplistic and a duplicate of federal requirements.  The state Department of […]

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of new Ford vehicles will be able to tune in to AM radio in their cars, trucks and SUVs after all. CEO Jim Farley wrote in social media postings Tuesday that the company is reversing a decision to scrub the band after speaking with government policy leaders. They are concerned about […]

GOGEBIC COUNTY – Seven U.P. counties including Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties could get assistance for damaged infrastructure, like roads and bridges from FEMA.  Last month’s spring flooding was caused by heavy wet snow and a rapid melt led to road washouts, erosion and damaged pavement. Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Iron, Marquette and Alger, and Baraga, could […]

BESSEMER – The Bessemer Common Council meeting last night at city hall.  Last night the council approved a water rate increase of $6 per month for all Bessemer water customers with most water customers not seeing an increase in sewer rates.  Commercial water customers in Bessemer will see a slight increase in sewer rates which […]

MINOCQUA – One man has been arrested after a report of shots fired at Walmart in Minocqua.  The Minocqua police department responded to the call just before midnight yesterday. They were able to determine that the incident was the result of a domestic situation.  There were no injuries as a result of the gunshots.  The […]

ARBOR VITAE – The Arbor Vitae Fire Department spent this past Saturday on Musky Mountain, working on low angle rescues. The Tech rescue team trains for all variety of emergency situations, including low angle training, which takes 40 hours to complete the course. Rescues like a car driving down a steep slope are what low […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials estimate the number of elk in the state will grow to about 500 animals by July. The Department of Natural Resources began reintroducing elk to the state in 1995 by importing 25 animals to the Clam Lake region. The agency began another reintroduction effort in 2014 that called […]

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave final approval Monday to the state’s new red flag law during a bill signing just outside of Detroit. The law is expected to take effect next spring and will allow family members, police, mental health professionals, roommates and former dating partners to petition a judge […]

GOGEBIC COUNTY – FEMA Coming to Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties Soon to Inspect Flood Damage in the U.P. Officials from FEMA will soon be in the U.P. to inspect damage in seven counties, including Alger, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Marquette and Ontonagon. Agency representatives will be reviewing the condition of public infrastructure only. Assistance for […]

IRONWOOD – Gas prices in Michigan are up 23 cents from a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.57 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 8 cents less than this time last month and a $1 less than this time last year.  Michigan motorists are seeing a sharp spike […]